seizure Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “seizure” - English Dictionary

Definition of "seizure" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

seizurenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈsi·ʒər/
the ​act of taking ​hold or ​possession of something: [U] Violators of the ​fishing regulations ​face seizure of the boat's ​catch. A seizure is also a ​medicalcondition that can ​cause you to ​losecontrol of ​yourmuscles and, often, ​cause you to ​becomeunconscious: [C] The ​catsuffered several seizures after ​eating some ​poison.
(Definition of seizure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "seizure" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

seizurenoun

uk   /ˈsiː.ʒər/  us   /-ʒɚ/

seizure noun (TAKING)

[C or U] the ​action of taking something by ​force or with ​legalauthority: seizure of ​power/​property/​control Seizures of ​illicitdrugs have ​increased by 30 ​percent this ​year.

seizure noun (MEDICAL)

[C] a very ​suddenattack of an ​illness in which someone ​becomesunconscious or ​developsviolentmovements: an ​epileptic seizure [C] old use a ​suddenfailure of the ​heart: His ​auntdied of a seizure.figurative humorous When I told her how much it ​cost she ​nearly had a seizure (= she was very ​shocked).
(Definition of seizure from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "seizure" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

seizurenoun

uk   us   /ˈsiːʒər/ LAW
[C or U] the ​act of taking ​possession of ​property or ​assets because they are ​illegal, or because the ​ownerowesmoney: the seizure of sth More severe ​penalties, ​including the seizure of ​assets will be ​introduced for the ​non-payment of ​taxes. In 2005, there were about 70 seizures of ​goodsworth $20.6 million. asset/​land/​property seizure
[C] property or ​assets that are taken away because they are ​illegal, or because the ​ownerowesmoney: Border seizures were ​worth $538.8 million in 2010.
(Definition of seizure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of seizure?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More