What does bastion mean?

Definitions for bastionˈbæs tʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bastion(noun)

    a group that defends a principle

    "a bastion against corruption"; "the last bastion of communism"

  2. bastion, citadel(noun)

    a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle

  3. bastion(noun)

    projecting part of a rampart or other fortification


  1. bastion(Noun)

    a projecting part of a rampart or other fortification

  2. bastion(Noun)

    a well-fortified position; a stronghold or citadel

  3. bastion(Noun)

    a person, or thing, who strongly defends some principle

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bastion(noun)

    a work projecting outward from the main inclosure of a fortification, consisting of two faces and two flanks, and so constructed that it is able to defend by a flanking fire the adjacent curtain, or wall which extends from one bastion to another. Two adjacent bastions are connected by the curtain, which joins the flank of one with the adjacent flank of the other. The distance between the flanks of a bastion is called the gorge. A lunette is a detached bastion. See Ravelin


  1. Bastion

    A bastion is an angular structure projecting outward from the curtain wall of an artillery fortification. The fully developed bastion consists of two faces and two flanks with fire from the flanks being able to protect the curtain wall and also the adjacent bastions. It is one element in the style of fortification dominant from the mid 16th to mid 19th centuries. Bastion fortifications offered a greater degree of passive resistance and more scope for ranged defense in the age of gunpowder artillery compared with the medieval fortifications they replaced.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bastion

    bast′yun, n. a kind of tower at the angles of a fortification.—adj. Bast′ioned. [Fr.—O. Fr. bastir, to build.]

Anagrams for bastion »

  1. obtains, stiboan


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bastion in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bastion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Wayne Pacelle:

    This is the last bastion of cage confinement in industrial ag.

  2. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras:

    And as far as I'm concerned, I won't abandon this bastion, at least of my own free will.

  3. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu:

    Coastal missile systems Bal and Bastion and new generation Eleron 3 drones will be deployed there this year.

  4. Peter Rup:

    It was the last remaining bastion of alpha and a sector where many hedge funds were hiding. Now it has succumbed.

  5. John Hannah:

    While elements of the Iraqi Army have gradually been able to evict ISIS from Iraq's smaller towns and cities, the challenge of liberating Mosul was of a whole different order of magnitude, it’s a vast metropolis that had millions of inhabitants, enormous sectarian and ethnic complexity, and was the historical bastion of Sunni [ Muslim ] revanchism in Iraq. The fight was always going to be toughest in Mosul, which is why it was left for last.

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