HyperDic: fortification

English > 3 senses of the word fortification:
NOUNartifactfortification, munitiondefensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
cognitionfortificationthe art or science of strengthening defenses
actfortificationthe addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food)
fortification > pronunciation
Soundsfao.rtahfahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > fortification: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningdefensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it.
Synonymmunition
InstancesMaginot LineA fortification built before World War II to protect France's eastern border
Siegfried lineGerman fortifications facing the Maginot Line
Partsrampart, bulwark, wallAn embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
Narrowerbastionprojecting part of a rampart or other fortification
bunker, dugoutA fortification of earth
castleA large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack
defiladeThe arrangement of defensive fortifications to protect against enemy / enemy fire
entrenchment, intrenchmentAn entrenched fortification
escarpment, escarp, scarp, protective embankmentA steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
fieldworkA temporary fortification built by troops in the field / field
lunettetemporary fortification like a detached bastion
palisadefortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground
parapet, breastworkfortification consisting of a low wall
redoubt(military) a temporary or supplementary fortification
stockadefortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense
Broaderdefensive structure, defense, defenceA structure used to defend against attack
Spanishfortificación
Catalanfortificació
Verbsfortifyenclose by or as if by a fortification
English > fortification: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe art or science of strengthening defenses.
Broaderart, artistry, prowessA superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
Spanishfortificación
Verbsfortifymake strong or stronger
fortifyprepare oneself for a military confrontation
English > fortification: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food).
BroaderenrichmentAct of making fuller or more meaningful or rewarding
Spanishfortificación
Catalanfortificació
Verbsfortifyadd alcohol to (beverages)
fortifymake strong or stronger
fortifyadd nutrients to

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