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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Seize  \Seize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Seized};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Seizing}.]  [OE.  seisen,  saisen,  OF  seisir,  saisir,  F. 
  saisir,  of  Teutonic  origin,  and  akin  to  E.  set  The  meaning 
  is  properly,  to  set  put  place  hence  to  put  in  possession 
  of  See  {Set},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  fall  or  rush  upon  suddenly  and  lay  hold  of  to  gripe  or 
  grasp  suddenly;  to  reach  and  grasp. 
  For  by  no  means  the  high  bank  he  could  seize. 
  Seek  you  to  seize  and  gripe  into  your  hands  The 
  royalties  and  rights  of  banished  Hereford?  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Seizing  \Seiz"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  taking  or  grasping  suddenly. 
  2.  (Naut.) 
  a  The  operation  of  fastening  together  or  lashing. 
  b  The  cord  or  lashing  used  for  such  fastening. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  light  rope  that  is  used  for  lashing  two  or  more  ropes 
  2:  the  act  of  gripping  something  firmly  with  the  hands  [syn:  {grasping}, 
  {taking  hold},  {prehension}] 

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