from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fortress in a commanding position in or near a city.
- n. A stronghold or fortified place; a bulwark.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A strong fortress that sits high above a city.
- n. A stronghold or fortified place.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fortress in or near a fortified city, commanding the city and fortifications, and intended as a final point of defense.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
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.
The very famous and ancient Anglo-Saxon language, whose citadel is supposed to be confined to the charmed circle over which Bow Bells presides, is just about to conquer the continent of Australia, and I am inclined to think that the people who are fighting against it are fighting against fate.
The mosque in the citadel is rather disappointing.
"I confess," replied Wallace, "that an armed citadel is not the most pleasant abode for a lady; but at present, excepting perhaps the church, it is the safest; and I would not advise your lady to remove hence, until the plain be made as free as this mountain."
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.