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ˈfɔr trɪsfortress

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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. Tyler Proctor:

    His house is like a fortress and it needs to be. I can see why [he] wants to move out.

  2. 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.

  3. Olympia President Craig Skauge:

    Fortress came to us.

  4. Yoshitaka Shindo:

    They hid themselves on that fortress of an island and fought on alone to prolong the battle, they think they are still fighting, so I want to bring them home as soon as possible.

  5. Margaret of Valois:

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

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