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Seize

2 entries found.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Seize \Seize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seized}; p. pr. & vb. n.
   {Seizing}.] [OE. seisen, saisen, OF. seisir, saisir, F.
   saisir, of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. set. The meaning
   is properly, to set, put, place, hence, to put in possession
   of. See {Set}, v. t.]
   1. To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or
      grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp.

            For by no means the high bank he could seize.
                                                  --Spenser.

            Seek you to seize and gripe into your hands The
            royalties and rights of banished Hereford? --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.6 [wn]

seize
     v 1: take hold of; also metaphorically: "Fear seized the
          prisoners" [syn: {prehend}, {clutch}]
     2: take by force; "The enemy seized the city"
     3: take possession of without permission [syn: {appropriate}, {take
        over}]
     4: take by legal authority [syn: {impound}, {attach}, {sequester},
         {confiscate}]
     5: take after a conquest or invasion; as of land [syn: {capture},
         {take over}, {conquer}]
     6: capture the attention of; "This story will grab you" [syn: {grab}]

Seize

2 entries found.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Seize \Seize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seized}; p. pr. & vb. n.
   {Seizing}.] [OE. seisen, saisen, OF. seisir, saisir, F.
   saisir, of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. set. The meaning
   is properly, to set, put, place, hence, to put in possession
   of. See {Set}, v. t.]
   1. To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or
      grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp.

            For by no means the high bank he could seize.
                                                  --Spenser.

            Seek you to seize and gripe into your hands The
            royalties and rights of banished Hereford? --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.6 [wn]

seize
     v 1: take hold of; also metaphorically: "Fear seized the
          prisoners" [syn: {prehend}, {clutch}]
     2: take by force; "The enemy seized the city"
     3: take possession of without permission [syn: {appropriate}, {take
        over}]
     4: take by legal authority [syn: {impound}, {attach}, {sequester},
         {confiscate}]
     5: take after a conquest or invasion; as of land [syn: {capture},
         {take over}, {conquer}]
     6: capture the attention of; "This story will grab you" [syn: {grab}]