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outpost

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noun out·post \ˈau̇t-ˌpōst\

Simple Definition of outpost

  • : a large military camp that is in another country or that is far from a country's center of activity

  • : a small town in a place that is far away from other towns or cities

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of outpost

  1. 1 a :  a security detachment dispatched by a main body of troops to protect it from enemy surprise b :  a military base established by treaty or agreement in another country

  2. 2 a :  an outlying or frontier settlement b :  an outlying branch or position of a main organization or group

Examples of outpost in a sentence

  1. an American outpost in Africa

  2. The city was established as a military outpost in the 1800s.

  3. a remote outpost of the old British Empire



1757

First Known Use of outpost

1757


OUTPOST Defined for Kids

outpost

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noun out·post \ˈau̇t-ˌpōst\

Definition of outpost for Students

  1. 1 :  a guard placed at a distance from a military force or camp

  2. 2 :  the place occupied by such a guard

  3. 3 :  an outlying settlement




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