What does the word siege mean?

Usage examples for siege

  1. A study of the siege is therefore of value. – The Siege of Boston by Allen French
  2. In summer we lived in the beautiful country- house, that was torn down before the siege by your friends- with little justice I think. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. All the fugitives who were capable of bearing arms were employed in severe siege service; the nobility also of the neighbourhood sometimes assisted. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag