Ambush vs Seige - What's the difference?

ambush | seige |


As nouns the difference between ambush and seige

is that ambush is the act of concealing oneself and lying in wait to attack by surprise while seige is .

As a verb ambush

is to station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.

ambush

English

Noun

(ambushes)
  • The act of concealing oneself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.
  • An attack launched from a concealed position.
  • * Milton
  • Heaven, whose high walls fear no assault or siege / Or ambush from the deep.
  • The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; those who lie in wait.
  • * Bible, Josh. viii. 19
  • The ambush arose quickly out of their place.

    Derived terms

    * ambush marketing * ambush journalism

    Verb

    (es)
  • To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
  • * Dryden
  • By ambushed men behind their temple laid / We have the king of Mexico betrayed.
  • To attack by ambush; to waylay.
  • seige

    English

    Noun

    (head)