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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 siege /ˈsiʤ ||ˈsiʒ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Siege n.
 1. A seat; especially, a royal seat; a throne. [Obs.] “Upon the very siege of justice.”
 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.”   --Tennyson.
 2. Hence, place or situation; seat. [Obs.]
    Ah! traitorous eyes, come out of your shameless siege forever.   --Painter (Palace of Pleasure).
 3. Rank; grade; station; estimation. [Obs.]
 I fetch my life and being
 From men of royal siege.   --Shak.
 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 Blockade.
 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.
 Siege gun, a heavy gun for siege operations.
 Siege train, artillery adapted for attacking fortified places.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Siege, v. t. To besiege; to beset. [R.]
 Through all the dangers that can siege
 The life of man.   --Buron.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified
          place and isolates it while continuing to attack [syn: besieging,
           beleaguering, military blockade]