Definition of Citadel

1. Noun. A stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle.

Exact synonyms: Bastion
Specialized synonyms: Acropolis, Kremlin
Specialized synonyms: Kremlin
Generic synonyms: Fastness, Stronghold



Definition of Citadel

1. n. A fortress in or near a fortified city, commanding the city and fortifications, and intended as a final point of defense.

Definition of Citadel

1. Noun. A strong fortress that sits high above a city. ¹

2. Noun. A stronghold or fortified place. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Citadel

1. a fortress or stronghold [n -S]

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Literary usage of Citadel

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1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"It is faid he determined on the fite of the citadel of the mountain, ... were employed in building the wall, the citadel of Cairo, and the arches of Gizeh. ..."

2. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"was measured in 1880, and was found, excluding the citadel, to be 2175 yards. The citadel and town are thus described by Captain Larminie, a member of Sir ..."

3. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1834)
"THE capture of the citadel of Antwerp by a French army, in tlit end of the preceding year, and its delivery to the Belgians, iu'1 not accelerate the tardy ..."

4. Schliemann's Excavations: An Archaeological and Historical Study by Karl Schuchardt, Eugénie Sellers Strong (1891)
"Situation and Fortifications of the citadel ALL tliat is known about the origin and history of Mycenae has been told at the beginning of the preceding ..."

5. The War with Mexico by Justin Harvey Smith (1919)
"THE citadel IN 1840. On approaching this formidable position, Quitman encountered a withering storm of bullets, grape and solid shot from both sides and the ..."

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