HyperDic: bastille

English > 2 senses of the word Bastille / bastille:
NOUNartifactBastillea fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries
artifactbastillea jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)
Bastille / bastille > pronunciation
Soundsbae'stihl; bae.stih'l
RhymesAdvil ... zill: 103 rhymes with ihl...
English > Bastille: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution.
Instance offortress, fortA fortified defensive structure
Part ofParis, City of Light, French capital, capital of FranceThe capital and largest city of France
RegionFrance, French RepublicA republic in western Europe
SpanishBastilla
CatalanBastille
English > bastille: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner).
Broaderjail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokeyA correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful / lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
prison, prison houseA correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment

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