HyperDic: bastion

English > 3 senses of the word bastion:
NOUNgroupbastiona group that defends a principle
artifactbastion, citadela stronghold into which people could go for shelter / shelter during a battle
artifactbastionprojecting part of a rampart or other fortification
bastion > pronunciation
Soundsbae'schahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > bastion: 3 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA group that defends a principle.
Examples
  • "a bastion against corruption"
  • "the last bastion of communism"
Broaderdefense, defence, defense force, defence forceAn organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
Spanishbastión
Catalanbaluard
English > bastion: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA stronghold into which people could go for shelter / shelter during a battle.
Synonymcitadel
InstancesKremlincitadel of Moscow, housing the offices of the Russian government
NarroweracropolisThe citadel in ancient Greek towns
kremlincitadel of a Russian town
Broaderstronghold, fastnessA strongly fortified defensive structure
Spanishalcazaba, alcázar, baluarte, bastión, ciudadela
Catalanalcassaba, baluard, bastió, ciutadella
English > bastion: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningprojecting part of a rampart or other fortification.
Broaderfortification, munitiondefensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
Spanishbaluarte, bastión
Catalanbaluard, bastió

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