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Princeton's WordNet

  1. besieged(adj)

    surrounded by hostile forces

    "the besieged town"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Besieged

    of Besiege


  1. Besieged

    Besieged is a 1998 film by Bernardo Bertolucci starring Thandie Newton and David Thewlis. It is based on the short story "The Siege" by James Lasdun.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. besieged

    The garrison that defends the place against the army that lays siege to it.

Editors Contribution

  1. besieged

    military : to surround with armed forces;surrounded by hostile forces; to press with requests : IMPORTUNE;to cause worry or distress to : BESET,beleaguer, blockade, invest, leaguer ;to surround a place with an army and prevent the people there from getting food and supplies, as a way of getting control of it;Invading and taking control by force:invade,occupy,suppress;to gather round a person or place in a way that threatens or annoys them;to make more requests, offers, comments, or complaints than someone can deal with:to lay siege to, to assail or ply, as with requests or demands.to crowd around; crowd in upon; surround,hem in; To harass or overwhelm, as with requests.

    When, in November 1947, Mosley signalled the formation of a new party, the Union Movement, meant to subsume the bickering fascist cells, the 43 Group’s infiltrators learned the venue for the announcement and the hall was besieged. But the fascist moment, such as it was, was already passing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of besieged in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of besieged in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of besieged in a Sentence

  1. Abu Shaima:

    The army and its militias have besieged Deraa completely.

  2. Arnulf of Milan:

    captured the city of Vercelli, besieged Novara, invaded Como, and destroyed many other places opposed to him. In the end [1014-15], worn down by labor and sickness and deprived of his kingdom, he was content with the monastery named Fruttuaria alone. There, after the regalia had been placed upon the altar and he had donned the habit of a pauper, he fell asleep in his own time

  3. Khaled Al Milaji:

    With the last forced evacuation, considerable number of medical staff moved out, the remaining staff can barely handle the very basic health care needs of the besieged population in Ghouta, yesterday's attack was a horrible catastrophe and a mark of absence of accountability in the international community.

  4. Robert Mardini:

    The humanitarian situation for people across Syria and in particular in hard-to-reach and besieged areas is dramatic.

  5. De Mistura:

    ( There is) disappointment, frustration indeed, particularly in this period when we are expecting incremental improvements in reaching places which are besieged.

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