Definition of Donjon

1. Noun. The main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress.

Exact synonyms: Dungeon, Keep
Specialized synonyms: Black Hole Of Calcutta
Group relationships: Castle
Generic synonyms: Fastness, Stronghold



Definition of Donjon

1. n. The chief tower, also called the keep; a massive tower in ancient castles, forming the strongest part of the fortifications. See Illust. of Castle.

Definition of Donjon

1. Noun. The fortified tower of a motte or early castle; a keep. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Donjon

1. the main tower of a castle [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Donjon

donga
dongas
donged
dongers
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dongle
dongles
dongola
dongolas
dongs
donharrisite
doni
doning
donings
donjon (current term)
donjons
donk
donk bet
donk bets
donk betting
donked
donkey
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donkey's years
donkey-keepers
donkey-punch
donkey-punched
donkey-punches
donkey-punching

Literary usage of Donjon

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1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"Originally, the apartments of the lord of the castle and his family were in the donjon, but this ceased when the desire became manifest for much more ..."

2. Three Visits to Madagascar During the Years 1853-1854-1856: Including a by William Ellis (1859)
"Spice Plantations at Grande donjon. —Preparations for the Feast of the New Year.—Permission given to bury the Skulls of English and Frenchmen ..."

3. The American in Paris by John] [Sanderson (1838)
"Montmartre—donjon of Vincennes.—St. Ouen.—St. Germain.—The Pretender.—Machine de Marli.—Versailles.—The Water-works. —The Swiss Garden.— Trianon. ..."

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