Examples of citadel in a Sentence
We visited a medieval citadel in Italy.
a massive stone citadel continues to command the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia
Recent Examples of citadel from the Web
Demining operations continue in some parts of the sprawling Palmyra complex, which includes a large necropolis and medieval-era citadel outside the old city walls.
The reveal of Dis, the massive city of the dead, is striking: Just before Dante batters down the doors and starts trashing the place, the camera pulls back to reveal the citadel’s smoldering walls.
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Origin and Etymology of citadel
Medieval French citadelle, from Old Italian cittadella, diminutive of cittade city, from Medieval Latin civitat-, civitas — more at city
First Known Use: 1542
CITADEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of citadel for English Language Learners
: a castle or fort that in past times was used to protect the people of a city if the city was attacked
CITADEL Defined for Kids
Definition of citadel for Students
: a fortress that sits high above a city
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