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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Siege  \Siege\,  n.  [OE.  sege,  OF  siege,  F.  si[`e]ge  a  seat,  a 
  siege;  cf  It  seggia,  seggio,  zedio,  a  seat,  asseggio 
  assedio  a  siege,  F.  assi['e]ger  to  besiege,  It  &  LL 
  assediare  L.  obsidium  a  siege,  besieging;  all  ultimately  fr 
  L.  sedere  to  sit  See  {Sit},  and  cf  {See},  n.] 
  1.  A  seat;  especially,  a  royal  seat;  a  throne.  [Obs.]  ``Upon 
  the  very  siege  of  justice.''  --Shak. 
  A  stately  siege  of  sovereign  majesty,  And  thereon 
  sat  a  woman  gorgeous  gay.  --Spenser. 
  In  our  great  hall  there  stood  a  vacant  chair  .  .  . 
  And  Merlin  called  it  ``The  siege  perilous.'' 
  2.  Hence  place  or  situation;  seat.  [Obs.] 
  Ah!  traitorous  eyes,  come  out  of  your  shameless 
  siege  forever.  --Painter 
  (Palace  of 
  3.  Rank;  grade;  station;  estimation.  [Obs.] 
  I  fetch  my  life  and  being  From  men  of  royal  siege. 
  4.  Passage  of  excrements;  stool;  fecal  matter.  [Obs.] 
  The  siege  of  this  mooncalf.  --Shak. 
  5.  The  sitting  of  an  army  around  or  before  a  fortified  place 
  for  the  purpose  of  compelling  the  garrison  to  surrender; 
  the  surrounding  or  investing  of  a  place  by  an  army,  and 
  approaching  it  by  passages  and  advanced  works  which  cover 
  the  besiegers  from  the  enemy's  fire.  See  the  Note  under 
  6.  Hence  a  continued  attempt  to  gain  possession. 
  Love  stood  the  siege,  and  would  not  yield  his 
  breast.  --Dryden. 
  7.  The  floor  of  a  glass-furnace. 
  8.  A  workman's  bench.  --Knught. 
  {Siege  gun},  a  heavy  gun  for  siege  operations. 
  {Siege  train},  artillery  adapted  for  attacking  fortified 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Siege  \Siege\,  v.  t. 
  To  besiege;  to  beset.  [R.] 
  Through  all  the  dangers  that  can  siege  The  life  of  man. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  action  of  an  armed  force  that  surrounds  a  fortified 
  place  and  isolates  it  while  continuing  to  attack  [syn:  {besieging}, 
  {beleaguering},  {military  blockade}] 

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