KJV Dictionary Definition: besiege


BESIE'GE, v.t. be and siege.

1. To lay siege to; to beleaguer; to beset, or surround with armed forces, for the purpose of compelling to surrender, either by famine or by violent attacks; as, to besiege a castle or city.

2. To beset; to throng round.


BESIE'GED, pp. Surrounded or beset with hostile troops.


BESIE'GER, n. One who lays siege, or is employed in a siege.


BESIE'GING,, ppr. Laying siege; surrounding with armed forces.