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>
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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