Fortress - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrtrəs|  American pronunciation of the word fortress
Brit.  |ˈfɔːtrɪs|  British pronunciation of the word fortress


- a fortified defensive structure (syn: fort)


...the boys built a snow fortress and then challenged the neighborhood kids to an in-your-face snowball fight...

The fortress falls / surrenders.

The fortress holds out.

Troops attacked the fortress at dawn.

...under the coverture of a raging snowstorm, the rebels undertook their surprise attack on the fortress... impregnable fortress that had foiled one invader after another over the centuries... impregnable fortress that not even the mightiest army on earth would venture to leaguer...

...a nearly unapproachable fortress in the mountains...

...the sharp uprise leading up to the fortress would make an assault extremely difficult...

The champion who won the ancient fortress.

The fortress was defensible against all the power of man.

The old Dutch fortress looks virtually impregnable.

He relegated his wife to a fortress.

...even after a blistering attack from the enemy, the fortress held...

Word forms

singular: fortress
plural: fortresses
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