Sids Sieges

Siege

Meanings and phrases

siege

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack; besieging; beleaguering; military blockade

Siege Perilous

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the legendary seat at King Arthur's Round Table reserved for the knight who would find the Holy Grail; it was fatal for anyone else to sit in it

siege of Orleans

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a long siege of Orleans by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429; Orleans

siege of Syracuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the Roman siege of Syracuse (214-212 BC) was eventually won by the Romans who sacked the city (killing Archimedes); Syracuse
  2. the Athenian siege of Syracuse (415-413 BC) was eventually won by Syracuse; Syracuse

siege of Vicksburg

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered; Vicksburg

siege of Yorktown

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. in 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution; Yorktown

laid siege

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • For the next 30 days, they laid siege to Richmond.
  • On 10 August, the Spanish army laid siege to Lingen.
  • In 350, Shapur laid siege to Nisibis, for a third time.

during the siege

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E.g.
  • He died in the Holy Land during the siege of Acre.
  • More than 20 houses were burned during the siege.
  • He died in 1941 during the siege of Leningrad.

lay siege

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Meanwhile, the remaining Marlfoxes lay siege to Redwall.
  • Eventually, the Whites lay siege to Tampere.
  • King Nahash of Ammon (990 BC) lay siege to Jabesh-Gilead.

lift the siege

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This will lift the siege on Fancheng."
  • The next day, three Malian army units gave up trying to lift the siege.
  • The defeated Manchu lift the siege the following month (on 3 April 1655).

long siege

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E.g.
  • Moghul army tried to capture this fort after a long siege from 1682 to 1684.
  • The city withstood a long siege from 1887 to 1888 but fell to the French in 1898.
  • The relief army had to act quickly to save the city and so prevent another long siege.

siege engines

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The city was surrounded and blockaded, and siege engines set up.
  • Included in the arsenal of Abd al-Rahman's army were thirty-six siege engines.
  • It lasted for 33 days and involved the use of siege engines, but in the end failed.

laying siege

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1144 Stephen attacked Ranulf again by laying siege to Lincoln Castle.
  • Sultan advanced along the west coast, laying siege to Mangalore on 20 May 1783.
  • King Zhaoxiang then ordered an attack on Zhao in late 259 BC, laying siege to Handan.

break the siege

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E.g.
  • A December 1093 attempt to break the siege failed.
  • It succeeded in retaking Orléans, but failed to break the siege.
  • Confederates marched out of Jackson to break the siege in early July.

lifted the siege

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Hearing the news, Ma Shi lifted the siege on Bei Prefecture and joined forces with Zhu.
  • On the 18th they got word of reinforcements from Santander arriving to the city and lifted the siege.
  • Reinforcements lifted the siege in early 47 BC and Ptolemy XIII died shortly afterwards in the Battle of the Nile.

siege warfare

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E.g.
  • The term is an evolution of the concept of "sortie" in siege warfare.
  • The means of prolonging a battle was typically by employment of siege warfare.
  • In the Siege of Jerusalem of 614 AD, after 21 days of relentless siege warfare, Jerusalem was captured.

siege guns

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Three of Drummond's six siege guns were destroyed in Battery No.
  • A second source believed that the Yorktown siege guns were Gribeauval pieces.
  • Some of the earlier Gribeauval siege guns kept the baroque "dolphin" design for the handles.

state of siege

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E.g.
  • The government declared a state of siege.
  • On 25 April, the Governor General declared a state of siege.
  • On 20 October 1941 Moscow was declared to be in a state of siege.

siege artillery

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Ottoman Empire made good use of cannon as siege artillery.
  • It was part of the siege artillery.

siege lasted

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The siege lasted for several months in 1727.
  • Sources vary on how long the siege lasted.
  • The siege lasted 51 days.
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