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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fortress, fortnoun

    a fortified defensive structure

Wiktionary

  1. fortressnoun

    A fortified place; a large and permanent fortification, sometimes including a town; a fort; a castle; a stronghold; a place of defense or security.

    Etymology: forteresce, from

  2. fortressverb

    To furnish with a fortress or with fortresses; to guard; to fortify.

    Etymology: forteresce, from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fortressnoun

    a fortified place; a large and permanent fortification, sometimes including a town; a fort; a castle; a stronghold; a place of defense or security

  2. Fortressverb

    to furnish with a fortress or with fortresses; to guard; to fortify

Freebase

  1. Fortress

    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

  1. Fortress

    for′tres, n. a fortified place: a defence.—v.t. (Shak.) to guard. [O. Fr. forteresse, another form of fortelesce (q.v. under Fortalice).]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. fortress

    Is a fortified city or town, or any piece of ground so strongly fortified as to be capable of resisting an attack carried on against it, according to rule. Also, as a verb, to furnish with fortresses; to guard; to fortify.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fortress in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fortress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Fortress in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Worsdell:

    Their displacement generates socio-economic and cultural burdens that alienate them, hindering their traditional ways and generating the very pressures on biodiversity that these ‘fortress’ models of conservation are attempting to mitigate.

  2. John Bellinger:

    This is an absurd proposal to build a Fortress America and pull up the drawbridges.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    State Mike Pompeo calls on our allies and partners in government and industry around the world to join the growing tide to secure our data from the [ Chinese Communist Party's ] surveillance state and other malign entities, building a [ clean ] fortress around State Mike Pompeo citizens' data will ensure all of our nations' security.

  4. Eugène Delacroix:

    What torments my soul is its loneliness. The more it expands among friends and the daily habits or pleasures, the more, it seems to me, it flees me and retires into its fortress. The poet who lives in solitude, but who produces much, is the one who enjoys those treasures we bear in our bosom, but which forsake us when we give ourselves to others. When one yields oneself completely to one's soul, it opens itself to one, and then it is that the capricious thing allows one the greatest of good fortunes... that of sympathizing with others, of studying itself, of painting itself constantly in its works.

  5. Genevieve Neve:

    This time last year I felt a lot better living in Fortress Australia than I did America, because it seemed quite chaotic over there.

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