HyperDic: siege

English > 1 sense of the word siege:
NOUNactsiege, besieging, beleaguering, military blockadethe action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
siege > pronunciation
Soundssiy'jh
Rhymesbesiege ... liege / Liege: 3 rhymes with iyjh...
English > siege: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack.
Synonymsbesieging, beleaguering, military blockade
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
InstancesAlamoA siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836
Atlanta, battle of AtlantaA siege in which Federal troops / troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it
Bataan, CorregidorThe peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War II
Dien Bien PhuThe French military base fell after a siege by Vietnam troops / troops that lasted 56 days
LucknowThe British residents of Lucknow were besieged by Indian insurgents during the Indian Mutiny (1857)
Orleans, siege of OrleansA long siege of Orleans by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429
Petersburg, Petersburg CampaignThe final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65)
Plevna, PlevenThe town was taken from the Turks by the Russians in 1877 after a siege of 143 days
Syracuse, siege of SyracuseThe Athenian siege of Syracuse (415-413 BC) was eventually won by Syracuse
Syracuse, siege of SyracuseThe Roman siege of Syracuse (214-212 BC) was eventually won by the Romans who sacked the city (killing Archimedes)
Vicksburg, siege of VicksburgA decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863)
Yorktown, siege of YorktownIn 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops
Broaderblockade, encirclementA war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy / enemy
Spanishasedio, cerco, sitio
Catalanassetjament, setge

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