Definition of citadel
- the nation's citadel of health research
- —Constance Holden
- a citadel of higher education
We visited a medieval citadel in Italy.
a massive stone citadel continues to command the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'citadel.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
What made you want to look up citadel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
Find the Cousins