noun Etymology: Middle English forteresse, from Anglo-French fortelesce, forteresse, from Medieval Latin fortalitia, from Latin fortis strong Date: 14th century a fortified place ; stronghold; especially a large and permanent fortification sometimes including a town • fortresslike adjective

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  • fortress — early 14c., from O.Fr. forteresse strong place (12c.), variant of fortelesse, from M.L. fortalitia, from L. fortis strong (see FORT (Cf. fort)) + English ess, a fairly uncommon suffix (DURESS (Cf. duress), LARGESS (Cf. largess) being other exa …   Etymology dictionary

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  • fortress — ► NOUN ▪ a military stronghold, especially a strongly fortified town fit for a large garrison. ORIGIN Old French forteresse strong place , from Latin fortis strong …   English terms dictionary

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