Definitions for bulwarkˈbʊl wərk, -wɔrk, ˈbʌl-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rampart, bulwark, wall(noun)

    an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

    "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"

  2. bulwark(noun)

    a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)

  3. breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, bulwark, seawall, jetty(verb)

    a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

  4. bulwark(verb)

    defend with a bulwark

Wiktionary

  1. bulwark(Noun)

    A defensive wall or rampart.

  2. bulwark(Noun)

    A defense or safeguard.

  3. bulwark(Noun)

    A breakwater.

  4. bulwark(Noun)

    The planking or plating along the sides of a nautical vessel above her gunwale that reduces the likelihood of seas washing over the gunwales and people being washed overboard.

  5. bulwark(Verb)

    To fortify something with a wall or rampart.

  6. bulwark(Verb)

    To provide protection of defense for something.

  7. Origin: cognate with German Bollwerk, Danish bolværk, Dutch bolwerk. The first part is akin to bole. Cognates include boulevard (from French boulevard, from Dutch), Spanish baluarte and Italian baluardo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bulwark(noun)

    a rampart; a fortification; a bastion or outwork

  2. Bulwark(noun)

    that which secures against an enemy, or defends from attack; any means of defense or protection

  3. Bulwark(noun)

    the sides of a ship above the upper deck

  4. Bulwark(verb)

    to fortify with, or as with, a rampart or wall; to secure by fortification; to protect

Freebase

  1. Bulwark

    Bulwark is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe who first appeared as an antagonist of Generation X in Generation X #11.


Translations for bulwark

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • حصنArabic
  • фалшборд, бастион, вълнолом, опора, редут, защитаBulgarian
  • val, hrazení, vlnolam, záštitaCzech
  • bolværkDanish
  • Bollwerk, Mole, WellenbrecherGerman
  • remparoEsperanto
  • baluarte, amuradaSpanish
  • سنگر, باروPersian
  • suojaus, suojavalli, lisälaita, suojamuuri, aallonmurtajaFinnish
  • jetée, rempart, bastingage, brise-lamesFrench
  • doirlinn-fasgaidh, mùr, bàbhanScottish Gaelic
  • bástya, védelem, hullámtörőHungarian
  • պատվար, հողապատնեշ, պաշտպանություն, ծովապատնեշ, բաստիոնArmenian
  • remparoIdo
  • bolvirki, bolverkIcelandic
  • impavesata, baluardoItalian
  • 防波堤Japanese
  • ជញ្ជាំងការពារឆ្នេរសមុទ្រ, ការការពារ, កំពែងKhmer
  • سه‌نگه‌رKurdish
  • papatū, pākaiMāori
  • насипMacedonian
  • schans, verschansing, bolwerk, golfbrekerDutch
  • falochronPolish
  • baluarte, quebra-mar, amuradaPortuguese
  • защита, насыпь, волнолом, вал, оплот, бастион, редут, опора, фальшборт, волнорез, молRussian
  • lukobran, razma, grudobran, branik, bastionSerbo-Croatian
  • branikSlovene
  • bålverkSwedish
  • хвилерізUkrainian

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