Day-46 (Citadel)

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Word:
Citadel

Status:
Noun

Meaning:
A fort or castle, in past times, that was used to protect the people of a city if the city was attacked, or a fortress that commands a city.

Sentences:
1) We visited a medieval citadel in Italy.
2) The city is still commanded by a massive-stone citadel.

Origin:
Middle French citadelle, from Old Italian citadella, from Middle Latin civitas which means 'city'.

First use:
1562

Synonyms:
castle, fort, fortess, bastion, stronghold

Antonyms:
limit, fragility, cabin, boundary

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