Definitions for outpostˈaʊtˌpoʊst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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

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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


  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

Anagrams of outpost

  1. opt-outs, opts out, out-tops

Translations for outpost

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a distant place

The island was an outpost of the nation.

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