Word Summary
matsor or matsur: siege enclosure, siege, entrenchment
Original Word: מָצוֹר
Transliteration: matsor or matsur
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-tsore')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: siege enclosure, siege, entrenchment
Meaning: something hemming in, a mound, a siege, distress, a fastness
Strong's Concordance
besieged, bulwark, defense, fenced, fortress, siege, strong hold, tower

Or matsuwr {maw-tsoor'}; from tsuwr; something hemming in, i.e. (objectively) a mound (of besiegers), (abstractly) a siege, (figuratively) distress; or (subjectively) a fastness -- besieged, bulwark, defence, fenced, fortress, siege, strong (hold), tower.

see HEBREW tsuwr


H4692. matsor

or matsur מָצוֺרnoun [masculine] siege-enclosure, siege, entrenchment; — always ׳מ‎ absolute, except construct מְצוֺרEzekiel 4:7 suffix מְצוּרֶ֑ךָ4:8; —

1 siege ׳מ עָלֵינוּ שָׂם‎ Micah 4:14 he hath laid siege to us, compare מ עָלֶיהָ ׳וְנָתַתָּ֫Ezekiel 4:2; בַמּ ׳בּוֺאis come into a state of siege Deuteronomy 20:19; 2 Kings 24:10; 25:2; Jeremiah 52:5, compare בַמּ ׳וְהָֽיְתָהEzekiel 4:3; בַּמּ ׳יוֺשֶׁבֶת֯יJeremiah 10:17; יְרו ׳מְצוֺרEzekiel 4:7 siege of Jerusalem, but also ׳עַליְֿרו׳מZechariah 12:2; מ ׳יְמֵי‎ of duration of siege Ezekiel 4:8; 5:2; מ ׳מֵיNahum 3:14 water for a siege; in phrase ׳בְּמ וּבְמָצוֺקin the siege and stress Deuteronomy 28:53, 55, 57; Jeremiah 19:9.

2 enclosure, i.e. siege-works Deuteronomy 20:20; late = ram-part Zechariah 9:3, מ ׳עִירentrenched city Psalm 31:22 (al. besieged), 60:11 ("" 108:11 ׳ע מִבְצָר‎), compare 2 Chronicles 8:5; לְמ ׳עָרִים11:5, בְּמ ׳ישְׁבִים בִּירוּשָׁלַם32:10; ׳מHabakkuk 2:1 according to most ("" מִשְׁמֶרֶת‎); but We derives from נצר‎, i.e. watch-tower, Now conjectures מִצְמֶּה‎ (compare וַאֲצַמֶּה‎ following); > Buhl conjectures ׳מ ֯׃מְצָד

proper name, of a territory.