Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Surrounding in a hostile manner; employed in a siege: as, a besieging army.
- v. present participle of besiege.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. That besieges; laying siege to.
- n. the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
“Answering to the stones hurled by the Babylonians from engines in besieging Jerusalem. houses ... fire -- fulfilled (2Ch 36: 17, 19).”
“He shall be brought to a stand for a time in besieging you; hence it is said just before, "Zaanan came not forth," that is, shut herself up within her walls to withstand a siege.”
“Arrows for burning would be appropriate in besieging”
“For even if the notion of besieging Valentina and reducing her by force of arms was not Guidobaldo's own in the first place, yet he lent a very willing ear to the counsel that they should thus proceed, when angrily urged two days thereafter by the Duke of”
“Chief opposition whip Witthaya Buranasiri said Tuesday that the opposition MPs would attend House meetings Wednesday and Thursday now that the troops have stopped "besieging" Parliament.”
“Qassim Atta, a spokesman for the security forces in Baghdad, said soldiers and police were "besieging" the attackers whom he described as "a terrorist group.”
“He further declared that a certain sickness in that region, known as "Serenes," caused by the falling dew, made it impossible for Europeans to engage in a blockade by land, and therefore "in this case itt was to be counted sufficient and to be called a besieging, though the place were onely blocked up by sea." [”
“In Misrata, the only major western Libyan city held by the rebels, Juppe said it has become more difficult for NATO to attack Gadhafi forces besieging the city because government troops have gotten closer to civilian populations.”
“Fajla, a Malian driver who worked at the Ibn Sana hospital when the besieging government forces announced their intention to take Sirte in September, was owed 3,736 Libyan dinars, a small fortune.”
“They're besieging you every five minutes," she said.”
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