acropolis
noun Etymology: Greek akropolis, from akr- acr- + polis city — more at police Date: 1662 the upper fortified part of an ancient Greek city (as Athens); also a usually fortified height of a city or district elsewhere (as in Central America)

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  • Acropolis — (Gr. akros, akron, [acro . (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved September 29, 2008, [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/acro from Dictionary.com website:] Quote: [From Greek akros,… …   Wikipedia

  • Acropolis — (Nice) 43° 42′ 17″ N 7° 16′ 51″ E / 43.704662, 7.280942 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Acropolis — (Парика,Греция) Категория отеля: 1 звездочный отель Адрес: Parikia, Парика, 84400, Греция …   Каталог отелей

  • Acropolis — (Агрополи,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Via Granatelle 3, 84043 Агрополи, Италия …   Каталог отелей

  • acrópolis — (plural acrópolis) sustantivo femenino 1. Lugar más alto y fortificado en la ciudades griegas: la acrópolis de Atenas …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Acropolis — A*crop o*lis, n. [Gr. akro polis; a kros extreme + po lis city.] The upper part, or the citadel, of a Grecian city; especially, the citadel of Athens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acropolis — (n.) 1660s, from Gk. akropolis citadel (especially that of Athens), from akros highest, upper (see ACRID (Cf. acrid)) + polis city (see POLICY (Cf. policy) (1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • acrópolis — (Del gr. ἀκρόπολις). 1. f. Sitio más alto y fortificado de las ciudades griegas. 2. Parte más alta de una ciudad …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • acropolis — ► NOUN ▪ a citadel or fortified part of an ancient Greek city, built on high ground. ORIGIN Greek, from akron summit + polis city …   English terms dictionary

  • Acropolis — [ə kräp′ə lis] the fortified upper part of Athens, on which the Parthenon was built …   English World dictionary

  • acropolis — [ə kräp′ə lis] n. [Gr akropolis < akros (see ACRO ) + polis, city] the fortified upper part of an ancient Greek city …   English World dictionary

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