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Fortress meaning

fortress - 3 dictionary results

  1. 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. 2. To furnish with a fortress or with fortresses; to guard; to fortify.
  3. 3. A fortified place.

fortress - examples of usage

  1. It was Ruth Lansing, he recognised, but there was no time to think how she had gotten into this fortress of death. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. If, as Lee intimated, the fortress of San Juan de Ulua was just then in bad condition, so was Ned when he heard what they were going to do with him. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. Nothing of that kind had yet occurred, but there was a reason for the arrival of the trusted commander of the important fortress on the sea. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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