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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [seej]
    • /sidʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [seej]
    • /sidʒ/

Definitions of sieging word

  • noun sieging the act or process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place in such a way as to isolate it from help and supplies, for the purpose of lessening the resistance of the defenders and thereby making capture possible. 1
  • noun sieging any prolonged or persistent effort to overcome resistance. 1
  • noun sieging a series of illnesses, troubles, or annoyances besetting a person or group: a siege of head colds. 1
  • noun sieging a prolonged period of trouble or annoyance. 1
  • noun sieging Also, sedge. Ornithology. a flock of herons. the station of a heron at prey. 1
  • noun sieging the shelf or floor of a glassmaking furnace on which the glass pots are set. 1

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Origin of sieging

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; (noun) Middle English sege < Old French: seat, noun derivative of siegier < Vulgar Latin *sedicāre to set, derivative of Latin sedēre to sit1; (v.) Middle English segen, derivative of the noun

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Parts of speech for Sieging


sieging popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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