- The definition of besiege is to surround, crowd around or overwhelm.
- When you storm a castle with armed forces and surround the castle, this is an example of a time when you besiege.
- When you harass and bombard someone with questions, this is an example of a time when you besiege.
besiege definition by Webster's New World
- besieger noun
besiege definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb be·sieged, be·sieg·ing, be·sieg·es
- To surround with hostile forces.
- To crowd around; hem in.
- To harass or importune, as with requests: Reporters besieged the winner for interviews.
- To cause to feel distressed or worried: She was besieged by problems.
Origin: Middle English besegen, probably alteration of assegen, from Old French assegier, from Vulgar Latin *assedicāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Vulgar Latin *sedicāre, to sit; see siege.
- be·siegeˈment noun
- be·siegˈer noun