a fortified defensive structure
A fortified place; a large and permanent fortification, sometimes including a town; a fort; a castle; a stronghold; a place of defense or security.
To furnish with a fortress or with fortresses; to guard; to fortify.
Origin: forteresce, from
a fortified place; a large and permanent fortification, sometimes including a town; a fort; a castle; a stronghold; a place of defense or security
to furnish with a fortress or with fortresses; to guard; to fortify
Fortress is a 1992 science fiction film directed by Stuart Gordon and shot at Warner Brothers Movie World in Queensland, Australia. The story takes place in a dystopian future. The main character in the movie, John Henry Brennick and his wife Karen B. Brennick are sent to a maximum security prison because they are expecting a second child, which is against strict one-child policies. It was followed by a sequel, Fortress 2: Re-Entry in 1999.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
for′tres, n. a fortified place: a defence.—v.t. (Shak.) to guard. [O. Fr. forteresse, another form of fortelesce (q.v. under Fortalice).]
The numerical value of fortress in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of fortress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In love, as in war, a fortress that parleys is half taken.
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church it is a goodly Christian weapon.
Any religious modernization will ultimately be against al-Azhar, since it is the conservative fortress in the system.
We need a welcoming area. You know, barricades, barriers and built like a fortress is not really an inviting atmosphere.
Everybody in town here always had in the back of their mind that an escape could happen, but no one ever thought it would, that place is a fortress.
Images & Illustrations of fortress
Translations for fortress
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- قلعة, حصنArabic
- fortalesaCatalan, Valencian
- fortiko, fortresoEsperanto
- دژ, قلعهPersian
- dùnScottish Gaelic
- բերդ, ամրոցArmenian
- rocca, fortezzaItalian
- бекініс, қамалKazakh
- 요새, 要塞Korean
- кре́пост, ка́ле, твр́динаMacedonian
- festningNorwegian Nynorsk
- cetate, fortăreațăRomanian
- тврђа, у̏тврда, tvr̀đava, tvȑđa, твр̀ђава, ȕtvrdaSerbo-Croatian
- pevnosť, tvrdzaSlovak
- kala, fortesëAlbanian
- диж, қалъаTajik
- pháo đàiVietnamese
Get even more translations for fortress »
Find a translation for the fortress definition in other languages:
Select another language: