American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fortress in a commanding position in or near a city.
- n. A stronghold or fortified place; a bulwark.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fortress or castle in or near a city, intended to keep the inhabitants in subjection, or, in case of a siege, to form a final refuge and point of defense: frequently used figuratively.
- n. Any strongly fortified post.
- n. Synonyms See fortification.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fortress in or near a fortified city, commanding the city and fortifications, and intended as a final point of defense.
- n. a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
- From French citadelle, from Italian cittadella, diminutive of città ("city"), from Latin cīvitās. (Wiktionary)
- French citadelle, from Italian cittadella, diminutive of città, city, from Latin cīvitās; see city. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In the original Persian text, the citadel is rendered as the Arg-i Kabul.”
“The citadel is warded against magical intrusion-we can't just 'pop' in and out, even if such a thing were easily possible.”
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“The mosque in the citadel is rather disappointing.”
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“The citadel is under the command of the baron of Auchinleck; he, with his brave followers, being the first to hail the burning of the accursed Barns of Ayr.”
“Its citadel is not within frail human flesh, or within the truest and noblest human heart.”
“The citadel is placed on a high steep rock which completely overlooks the town, but the whole is commanded by a ridge of hills within cannon-range of the citadel.”
“Those who dwell in my heart, which you call a citadel, enter by that road. ”
“A fortress brigade of elite fanatics holds this citadel, which is dug into the bedrock below, and protected above with reinforced concrete, and has all around fire from machine guns, cannon, mortars, and grenade throwers housed in steel turrets.”
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