Definition of outpost
1a : a security detachment dispatched by a main body of troops to protect it from enemy surpriseb : a military base established by treaty or agreement in another country
2a : an outlying or frontier settlementb : an outlying branch or position of a main organization or group
Examples of outpost in a Sentence
an American outpost in Africa
The city was established as a military outpost in the 1800s.
a remote outpost of the old British Empire
Recent Examples of outpost from the Web
Kittydelphia will also have a South Philly outpost at Kawaii Kitty Cafe, who will also sell merchandise.
Many bankers acknowledge that the specter of moving to a city that is more than ten times smaller than London feels a bit like being sent off to a desert outpost.
Three years ago, when Cane Rosso’s Fort Worth location opened, it was known almost exclusively as a Neapolitan pizza outpost with inventive combinations.
The Longwood outpost will be located at 182 W. State Road 434, No. 1008.
Like formerly online-only brands Warby Parker and Bonobos, Indochino started building its brand online before opening its first physical outposts.
The first West Coast outpost of NYC’s Shadowbox gym, Ryan and Travis Croxton’s famed Rappahannock Oyster Bar, and Australia’s Paramount Coffee Project.
The U.S. Embassy in Havana, which reopened in August 2015, will remain as a full-fledged diplomatic outpost.
Since then, there's been a war of the words between these two outposts, and the resulting signs are hysterical.
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First Known Use of outpost
OUTPOST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outpost for English Language Learners
: a large military camp that is in another country or that is far from a country's center of activity
: a small town in a place that is far away from other towns or cities
OUTPOST Defined for Kids
Definition of outpost for Students
1 : a guard placed at a distance from a military force or camp
2 : the place occupied by such a guard
3 : an outlying settlement
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