What does fortress mean?

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ˈfɔr trɪsfortress

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fortress, fort(noun)

    a fortified defensive structure

Wiktionary

  1. fortress(Noun)

    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. fortress(Verb)

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

    Etymology: forteresce, from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fortress(noun)

    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. Fortress(verb)

    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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How to say fortress in sign language?

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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. Martin Luther:

    Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church it is a goodly Christian weapon.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

  3. Collings Foundation:

    The Collings Foundation flight team is fully cooperating with officials to determine the cause of the crash of the B-17 Flying Fortress and will comment further when details become known.

  4. Maria Lipman:

    The Russian people have a sense that they are under sanctions, they are a fortress under siege, this kind of mentality is disseminated consistently and steadily by Russian television: Who else is there to rely on except Putin? Putin is seen as the savior of the nation, and I think he sees himself in this fashion.

  5. Margaret of Valois:

    In love, as in war, a fortress that parleys is half taken.

Images & Illustrations of fortress

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