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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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. John Bellinger:

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

  2. Sandeep Khandelwal:

    It was a bare, beautiful, raw old fortress, sitting in the middle of a small village of Bishangarh, untouched for years, we took our inspiration from the fort's history and carefully wove the visual vocabulary to keep it true to its original form.

  3. Phyllis McGinley:

    Who could deny that privacy is a jewel? It has always been the mark of privilege, the distinguishing feature of a truly urbane culture. Out of the cave, the tribal teepee, the pueblo, the community fortress, man emerged to build himself a house of his own with a shelter in it for himself and his diversions. Every age has seen it so. The poor might have to huddle together in cities for need's sake, and the frontiersman cling to his neighbors for the sake of protection. But in each civilization, as it advanced, those who could afford it chose the luxury of a withdrawing-place.

  4. Margaret of Valois:

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

  5. 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.

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