Definitions for outpostˈaʊtˌpoʊst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•postˈaʊtˌpoʊst(n.)

  1. a station established at a distance from an army to protect it from surprise attack.

    Category: Military

  2. the body of troops stationed there.

    Category: Military

  3. a post or settlement in a foreign environment.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Military

Origin of outpost:

1750–60

Princeton's WordNet

  1. outstation, outpost(noun)

    a station in a remote or sparsely populated location

  2. frontier settlement, outpost(noun)

    a settlement on the frontier of civilization

  3. outpost(noun)

    a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops

Wiktionary

  1. outpost(Noun)

    A military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops.

    The outpost did not have enough ammunition to resist a determined assault.

  2. outpost(Noun)

    The body of troops manning such a post.

    Sgt. Smith fleeced most of the rest of the outpost of their earnings in their weekly game of craps.

  3. outpost(Noun)

    An outlying settlement.

    Beyond the border proper, there are three small outposts not officially under government protection.

  4. Origin: out + post

Freebase

  1. Outpost Firewall Pro

    Outpost Firewall Pro was a software-based personal firewall package developed by Agnitum. It is available in both paid and freeware versions. Paid version by default has 5 language packs - English, German, French, Spanish and Russian. Free version has only English interface and has not been updated since April 2009; it was replaced by Outpost Security Suite FREE in November 2010.


Translations for outpost

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

outpost(noun)

a distant place

The island was an outpost of the nation.

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