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 for Fortress
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fortress \For"tress\, n.; pl. Fortresses. [F. forteresse, OF.
     forteresce, fortelesce, LL. foralitia, fr. L. fortis strong.
     See Fort, and cf. Fortalice.]
     A fortified place; a large and permanent fortification,
     sometimes including a town; a fort; a castle; a stronghold; a
     place of defense or security.
     Syn: Fortress, Fortification, Castle, Citadel.
     Usage: A fortress is constructed for military purposes only,
            and is permanently garrisoned; a fortification is
            built to defend harbors, cities, etc.; a castle is a
            fortress of early times which was ordinarily a
            palatial dwelling; a citadel is the stronghold of a
            fortress or city, etc.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fortress \For"tress\, v. t.
     To furnish with a fortress or with fortresses; to guard; to
     fortify. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a fortified defensive structure [syn: fortress, fort]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "fortress":
     acropolis, bastion, beachhead, blockhouse, bridgehead, bunker,
     castle, citadel, donjon, fasthold, fastness, fort, garrison,
     garrison house, hold, keep, martello, martello tower, mote, motte,
     peel, peel tower, pillbox, post, rath, redoubt, safehold,
     strong point, stronghold, tower, tower of strength, ward

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