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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. Riyad Mansour:

    The repeated requests for us to' wait,' and' wait,' and' wait' while our people are suffering, while our people are besieged, while our land is being colonized, and while the two-state solution is being destroyed and the prospects for peace are evaporating, must understand that such requests are not viable under these circumstances and are unsustainable.

  2. De Mistura:

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

  3. Mohamad Sheikho:

    We cannot move, I tell you. It is besieged, the humanitarian situation is extremely bad.

  4. Vincent Price:

    I don't play monsters. I play men besieged by fate and out for revenge.

  5. Walid Asad:

    We are besieged. Everyday life is difficult. But I will never forget the children who have become scapegoats, seeing their innocent faces torn by rocket fragments in this war, the United States and international community must carry out their humanitarian duty and prevent the regime and its allies from letting this happen again.

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    the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it
    • A. equity
    • B. humility
    • C. deterioration
    • D. rogue

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