Examples of fortress in a Sentence
the boys built a snow fortress and then challenged the neighborhood kids to an in-your-face snowball fight
Recent Examples of fortress from the Web
Enjoy trekking along the Atlantic Intercoastal waterway, taking in Victorian architecture along cobblestone roads and explore a 170-year-old fortress.
Work began in 2007, a fortress-style structure appearing on the edge of dunes tinted gorgeous hues of red and green by particles of iron and copper.
As the other G-7 leaders strolled the streets of this ancient fortress town, Trump followed along in a golf cart.
The former Hollywood Tower Hotel is now the fortress of The Collector, a shady character who scours the universe for precious objects – some of which are living –
Two strongholds, Narva Castle and the Russian Ivangorod fortress, face each other across the river, according to the Narva city website.
Highlights include the Soca Valley, containing numerous positions and gun emplacements in the rockface; the Vrsic pass, built by Russian prisoners in 1916; and Kluze fortress with its military tunnels.
Industrial power plant piping and smokestacks wrap an imposing fortress structure.
In Romania — which has billed itself as one of the best spots in Europe to see the eclipse — the Transylvanian Society of Dracula is taking 50 tourists to the ruins of Vlad the Impaler’s fortress at Poenari to watch the eclipse.
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Origin and Etymology of fortress
Middle English forteresse, from Anglo-French fortelesce, forteresse, from Medieval Latin fortalitia, from Latin fortis strong
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
FORTRESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fortress for English Language Learners
: a place that is protected against attack : a fortified place
FORTRESS Defined for Kids
Definition of fortress for Students
: a place that is protected against attack
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