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Webster 1913 Edition


Fortress

For′tress

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Verb.
T.
To furnish with a fortress or with fortresses; to guard; to fortify.
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Webster 1828 Edition


Fortress

FOR'TRESS

, n.
1.
Any fortified place; a fort; a castle; a strong hold; a place of defense or security. The English have a strong fortress on the rock of Gibraltar, or that rock is a fortress.
2.
Defense; safety; security;
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress. Ps. 18.

FOR'TRESS

,
Verb.
T.
To furnish with fortresses; to guard; to fortify.

Definition 2022


fortress

fortress

English

Noun

fortress (plural fortresses)

  1. 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. (chess) A position that, if obtained by the weaker side, will prevent penetration by the opposing side, generally achieving a draw.

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Verb

fortress (third-person singular simple present fortresses, present participle fortressing, simple past and past participle fortressed)

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