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Princeton's WordNet

  1. besiegedadjective

    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. Chris Kozak:

    A number of signs, including a higher concentration of air strikes, the movement of Russian artillery support for regime forces, and a variety of skirmishes near a 3-to-4 kilometer gap that still keeps Aleppo City from being besieged, all show that they are getting ready to move.

  2. El Hillo:

    There are 420,000 people in besieged areas in Syria, the biggest portion of them besieged by ISIL in Deir al-Zor, we are ready to talk to anyone to reach civilians and deliver urgently needed humanitarian assistance, but the fact of the matter is we have been extremely unsuccessful in reaching people in areas controlled by ISIL.

  3. El Hillo:

    For people who have been starving, this is going to finish very quickly, so we must be able to continue delivering humanitarian assistance to people in these besieged communities on a continuous basis.

  4. De Mistura:

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

  5. Robert Mardini:

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

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    • A. ignominy
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