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fortress

for·tress

fortress

 
 
pronunciation:
for trihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: a large, fortified building or area, often encompassing a town or settlement.
The Romans built a stone fortress on this hill.
similar words:
citadel
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The word fortress contains the following part:
fort2 Latin root that means strong