the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
A seat; especially, a royal seat; a throne.
Hence, place or situation; seat.
Rank; grade; station; estimation.
Passage of excrements; stool; fecal matter.
The sitting of an army around or before a fortified place for the purpose of compelling the garrison to surrender; the surrounding or investing of a place by an army, and approaching it by passages and advanced works, which cover the besiegers from the enemy's fire. see the note under blockade.