fortress

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noun for·tress \ˈfȯr-trəs\

Definition of fortress

  1. :  a fortified place :  stronghold; especially :  a large and permanent fortification sometimes including a town

fortresslike

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Examples of fortress in a sentence

  1. <the boys built a snow fortress and then challenged the neighborhood kids to an in-your-face snowball fight>

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 century


FORTRESS Defined for English Language Learners

fortress

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noun for·tress \ˈfȯr-trəs\

Definition of fortress for English Language Learners

  • : a place that is protected against attack : a fortified place


FORTRESS Defined for Kids

fortress

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noun for·tress \ˈfȯr-trəs\

Definition of fortress for Students

  1. :  a place that is protected against attack



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