noun for·tress \ˈfr-trəs\

: a place that is protected against attack : a fortified place

Full Definition of FORTRESS

:  a fortified place :  stronghold; especially :  a large and permanent fortification sometimes including a town
for·tress·like \-līk\ adjective

Examples of FORTRESS

  1. <the boys built a snow fortress and then challenged the neighborhood kids to an in-your-face snowball fight>

Origin of FORTRESS

Middle English forteresse, from Anglo-French fortelesce, forteresse, from Medieval Latin fortalitia, from Latin fortis strong
First Known Use: 14th century


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