seizing


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seiz·ing

 (sē′zĭng)
n. Nautical
1. A binding of multiple turns of thread or light line around a rope, as to keep it from unlaying.
2. The lighter line so used.

seizing

(ˈsiːzɪŋ)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a binding used for holding together two ropes, two spars, etc, esp by lashing with a separate rope

seiz•ing

(ˈsi zɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person or thing that seizes.
2.
a. the binding or fastening of large rope by multiple turns of smaller cordage.
b. the smaller cordage so used.
[1300–50]

seizing

  • acatalepsy - Greek for "not thoroughly seizing" or "incomprehensibility."
  • rapine - Means "the act or practice of seizing and taking away by force the property of others."
  • ravishing - Can mean "seizing on prey."
  • hend, hent - To hend is to seize or take; hent is the act of seizing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seizing - small stuff that is used for lashing two or more ropes togetherseizing - small stuff that is used for lashing two or more ropes together
small stuff - any light rope used on shipboard
2.seizing - the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)seizing - the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
clutch, clutches, grip, hold, clasp, clench, grasp - the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
References in classic literature ?
When they saw him they made signs to one another and sprang out quickly, and seizing him straightway, put him on board their ship exultingly; for they thought him the son of heaven-nurtured kings.
Seizing his shield and drawing his sword, he cried, "Come, let us go to him, let us help our chieftain, although the grim terror of fire be hot."
Hence it is to be remarked that, in seizing a state, the usurper ought to examine closely into all those injuries which it is necessary for him to inflict, and to do them all at one stroke so as not to have to repeat them daily; and thus by not unsettling men he will be able to reassure them, and win them to himself by benefits.
A few minutes ago he had felt like seizing the hand of the beautiful lady by his side, and kissing it; he had felt like flinging his arms about the neck of the man on the other side of him.
Gahan of Gathol let the ship rise a few feet from the ground, then, seizing a bow rope, he dropped over the side.
She bounded on one side, and seizing one of the hairs of his mane repeated two or three words over it.
Then, summoning the wild courage of despair, a throng of the revellers at once threw themselves into the black apartment, and, seizing the mummer, whose tall figure stood erect and motionless within the shadow of the ebony clock, gasped in unutterable horror at finding the grave cerements and corpse-like mask, which they handled with so violent a rudeness, untenanted by any tangible form.
At the instant when the car was close to the ground, the brawny Scot, laying aside his rifle, and seizing the priest around the waist, lifted him into the car, while, at the same moment, Joe tossed over the two hundred pounds of ballast.