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Princeton's WordNet

  1. besiegedadjective

    surrounded by hostile forces

    "the besieged town"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Besieged

    of Besiege

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    When your mind is besieged by some inauspicious thoughts, you can bring the sunshine into your life by staying calm!

  2. 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.

  3. Zeid Ra'Ad Al Hussein:

    The deliberate starvation of people is unequivocally forbidden as a weapon of warfare. By extension, so are sieges, which deprive civilians of essential goods such as food. And yet over 450,000 people are currently trapped in besieged towns and villages in Syria -- and have been, in some cases, for years, food, medicine and other desperately-needed humanitarian aid is repeatedly obstructed. Thousands of people may have starved to death.

  4. Miguel de Cervantes:

    'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies runs with one, walks gravely with another turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame it wounds one, another it kills like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning for there is no force able to resist it.

  5. Abu Samer:

    Large convoys of (government) troops are moving from the airport and from Ashrafiyat Sahnaya (the next town south), we are prepared to repel their assault but our main fear is for the civilians besieged in the town who face severe shortages of food.

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