What does seizing mean?

Definitions for seizing
ˈsi zɪŋseiz·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seizingnoun

    small stuff that is used for lashing two or more ropes together

  2. grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehensionnoun

    the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

Wiktionary

  1. seizingnoun

    a type of lashing or binding used to temporarily immobilize the ends of a rope to prevent a knot from slipping or collapsing.

Wikipedia

  1. Seizing

    Seizings are a class of stopping knots used to semi-permanently bind together two ropes, two parts of the same rope, or rope and another object. Akin to lashings, they use string or small-stuff to produce friction and leverage to immobilize larger ropes. Seizings are not recommended for heavy loads for critical use as strain reduces the diameter of the main rope and can permit slippage even with proper construction. According to The Ashley Book of Knots, "A seizing holds several objects together." The other type of stopping knots are whipping knots. A throat seizing is a seized round turn. It is used when turning in deadeyes, and has riding turns but no crossing turns. The end of the stay or shroud should first be stopped around the deadeye.

ChatGPT

  1. seizing

    Seizing generally refers to the act of taking hold of something forcefully or suddenly, often without permission. This can refer to physical objects, opportunities, or even power or control. It can also imply a sense of urgency or immediacy in the action. In mechanical terms, seizing can refer to the sudden stoppage of a moving part due to friction or mechanical failure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seizing

    of Seize

  2. Seizingnoun

    the act of taking or grasping suddenly

  3. Seizingnoun

    the operation of fastening together or lashing

  4. Seizingnoun

    the cord or lashing used for such fastening

Wikidata

  1. Seizing

    Seizings are a class of knots used to semi-permanently bind together two ropes, two parts of the same rope, or rope and another object. Akin to lashings, they use string or small-stuff to produce friction and leverage to immobilize larger ropes. Seizings are not recommended for heavy loads.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. seizing

    Fastening any two ropes, or different parts of one rope together, with turns of small stuff.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seizing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seizing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of seizing in a Sentence

  1. Antony Blinken:

    Nations around the world continue to stand with Ukraine, because we all recognize that if we abandon Ukraine, we abandon the UN Charter itself, and the principles and rules that make all our countries safer and more secure: No seizing land by force. No erasing another country’s borders. No targeting civilians in war, if we do not defend these basic principles, we invite a world in which might makes right, the strong dominate the weak.

  2. Vladimir Putin:

    I think this is an opportunity that Putin is seizing. I think he feels that he can intimidate the U.S. and NATO, that he can extract concessions, that he can intimidate the Ukrainians, and that he can demonstrate that he's in charge to the Russian people, anything that seems to show that Russia is a great power.

  3. Joe Biden:

    You can't be pro-insurrection and pro-democracy. You can't be pro-insurrection and pro-America, if we only focus on affordability, opportunity, rebuilding the American dream, we miss a real chance with the extremity of the values that this Supreme Court has allowed to happen and many governors and states are seizing upon.

  4. Antony Blinken:

    I’m convinced he’s going to try to do that, one of the things that Vladimir Putin has done, starting back in 2014 when they first went into Ukraine, seizing Crimea, seizing a part of eastern Ukraine, is to totally alienate the Ukrainian people from Russia. Before 2014, actually, Russia was pretty popular in Ukraine.

  5. Alexei Navalny:

    The only goal of Putin and his regime is to stay in charge for life, having the entire country as his personal asset and seizing its riches for himself and his friends.

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    What does Seizing mean, I am seizing your land
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