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Fortress


FOR'TRESS, noun

1. Any fortified place; a fort; a castle; a strong hold; a place of defense or security. The English have a strong fortress on the rock of Gibraltar, or that rock is a fortress

2. Defense; safety; security;

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress Psalms 18:2.

FOR'TRESS, verb transitive To furnish with fortresses; to guard; to fortify.