fortification

  • 1 fortification — [ fɔrtifikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1360; lat. fortificatio, de fortis « fort » 1 ♦ Action de fortifier une place, de la munir d ouvrages défensifs. Travailler à la fortification d une position clé. 2 ♦ (XVe) Souvent plur. Ouvrage défensif, ou ensemble des …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 fortification — Fortification. s. f. v. Ouvrage de Terre ou de Massonnerie qui rend une place forte. La fortification de cette ville est excellente. les fortifications n en valent rien. abbattre, raser les fortifications. demolir les fortifications. dresser le… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 Fortification — For ti*fi*ca tion, n. [L. fortificatio : cf. F. fortification.] 1. The act of fortifying; the art or science of fortifying places in order to defend them against an enemy. [1913 Webster] 2. That which fortifies; especially, a work or works… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 fortification — early 15c., “strengthening,” also “defensive earthworks, tower” (mid 15c.), from M.Fr. fortification strengthening, fortification, from L.L. fortificationem (nom. fortificatio), noun of action from pp. stem of fortificare (see FORTIFY (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 fortification — [fôrt΄ə fi kā′shən] n. [ME fortificacioun < OFr fortification < LL fortificatio < pp. of fortificare: see FORTIFY] 1. the act or science of fortifying 2. something used in fortifying; esp., a fort or defensive earthwork, wall, etc. 3. a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Fortification — Fortification, lat. dtsch., die Kriegsbaukunst; fortificiren, befestigen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 7 fortification — index barrier, bulwark, corroboration, panoply, protection, safeguard, support (corroboration) …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 fortification — [n] reinforced position barricade, barrier, bastion, battlement, block, blockhouse, breastwork, buffer, bulwark, castle, citadel, consolidation, defense, earthwork, embattlement, entrenchment, fastness, fort, fortress, garrison, keep, outpost,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 fortification — ou lieu de forteresse, comme rempart ou bastillon, Munimentum, Munitio, Firmamentum, Firmamen, Ouid …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 10 Fortification — Planche de Cyclopaedia sur les fortifications. La fortification (du latin fortificatio « action de fortifier ») est l art militaire de renforcer une position ou un lieu contre une attaque par des ouvrages de défense. Par extension, la… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 11 Fortification — Fort and Fortress redirect here. For other uses, see Fort (disambiguation) and Fortress (disambiguation). For other uses, see Fortification (disambiguation) …

    Wikipedia

  • 12 fortification — /fawr teuh fi kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of fortifying or strengthening. 2. something that fortifies or protects. 3. the art or science of constructing defensive military works. 4. Often, fortifications. military works constructed for the purpose …

    Universalium

  • 13 FORTIFICATION — n. f. T. de Génie militaire Action de fortifier une ville, une place, de la munir d’ouvrages de défense. On travaille à la fortification de la place. Projet, plan de fortification de tel point de la frontière. Cours de fortification. Il se dit… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 14 FORTIFICATION — s. f. Ouvrage de terre ou de maçonnerie qui rend une place forte. La fortification de cette ville est excellente. Les fortifications n en valent rien. Abattre, raser les fortifications. Démolir, réparer les fortifications. Dresser le plan des… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 fortification — (for ti fi ka sion ; en vers, de six syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action de fortifier une place, un poste. On travaille à la fortification de cette place. 2°   L art de fortifier. Cet ingénieur entend bien la fortification.    Il se dit en ce sens au… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 16 fortification — UK [ˌfɔː(r)tɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌfɔrtɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] noun Word forms fortification : singular fortification plural fortifications 1) a) [uncountable] the process of making buildings, walls etc stronger in order to defend a place b) the process of… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 fortification — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The process of fortification] Syn. trench digging, consolidating, strengthening, reinforcement, defensive preparation, entrenchment, arming, defending, trenching, fortifying, buttressing, preparing bases, digging in. 2.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 fortification — sodrinimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Reikalingos medžiagos koncentracijos didinimas mišinyje ar iškasenose. atitikmenys: angl. benefiation; concentration; dressing; enrichment; fortification rus. обогащение …

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  • 19 fortification — fortify ► VERB (fortifies, fortified) 1) provide with defensive works as protection against attack. 2) invigorate or encourage. 3) add spirits to (wine) to make port, sherry, etc. 4) increase the nutritive value of (food) by adding vitamins.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 20 fortification — noun Date: 15th century 1. an act or process of fortifying 2. something that fortifies, defends, or strengthens; especially works erected to defend a place or position …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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