Definition of Bastile

1. n. A tower or an elevated work, used for the defense, or in the siege, of a fortified place.



Definition of Bastile

1. Noun. (obsolete form of bastille) ¹

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Definition of Bastile

1. bastille [n -S] - See also: bastille

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bastile

bastards
bastardsword
bastardswords
bastardy
bastardy bond
bastardy bonds
bastardy proceeding
baste
basted
bastegh
baster
basters
bastes
bastide
bastides
bastile (current term)
bastiles
bastille
bastilles
bastillion
bastillions
bastinade
bastinaded
bastinades
bastinading
bastinado
bastinadoed
bastinadoes
bastinadoing
bastinados

Literary usage of Bastile

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1. Underground: Gambling and Its Horrors. by Thomas Wallace Knox (1876)
"DESTRUCTION OF THE bastile. ONE of the most famous dungeons or prisons in the world was ... It is a curious fact that no plan of the bastile as originally ..."

2. Potter's American Monthly (1877)
"The Key of the bastile.—In his paper on " Thomas Paine," in this number of the MONTHLY, Mr. At Lee says (page 99} : " Paine was in Paris when the bastile ..."

3. The Cabinet of Irish Literature: Selections from the Works of the Chief Poet by Charles Anderson Read, Thomas Power O'Connor (1893)
"Make the most of it you can, said I to myself, the bastile is but another ... Tis true, said I, correcting the proposition—the bastile is not an evil to be ..."

4. Daniel Defoe: His Life, and Recently Discovered Writings ; Extending from by Lee, William, Daniel Defoe (1869)
"... who is himself carry'd to the bastile. It is reported that the Seizure amounts to one Million two hundred and seventy thousand Louis d'Ors in Specie. ..."

5. Travels in Peru During the Years 1838-1842: On the Coast, in the Sierra by Johann Jakob von Tschudi (1847)
"There was a moment when the bastile was on the point of receiving an illustrious ... In 1602, Sully was appointed governor of the bastile. Since 15! ..."

6. The Historical Reader: Designed for the Use of Schools and Families on a New by John Lauris Blake (1825)
"WHILE the bastile remained in the power of the Crown, the revolutionists could not think ... The bastile was carried by assault. The governor being seized, ..."

7. The Home of Washington by Benson John Lossing (1870)
"Upon its site is now the Place de bastile, within which stands the Column of July, ... The key of the bastile was placed in the hands of Lafayette, ..."

8. History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the Accession of by Archibald Alison (1857)
"... who had perished in inaugura- the strife for freedom on that occasion, should be removed p^uto into one place of sepulture in the Place of the bastile, ..."

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