Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: citadel
IPA transcription: [s'ɪtəd,ɛl]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: bastion, citadel
    Meaning: a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
Usage examples
  • Nessus and the Arab at once returned to the citadel.
  • We come your dungeon walls to raze, your citadel to spoil!
  • He also got the garrison under, and demolished the citadel.
  • The stout citadel of the town, was, however, garrisoned with loyal troops.
  • And from the citadel came back this ringing reply, as the knight of Leyenburg made answer for his sovereign lady:
  • When they reached the citadel, Lennox and all the officers in the garrison were assembled to bid their chief a short adieu.
  • The latter became less and less frequent, until, at a distance of two miles from the foot of the citadel, the mahout, on looking round, perceived no one in sight.
  • Fancy the rage of the South-Enders the next day, when they spied our snowy citadel, with Jack Harris's red silk pocket handkerchief floating defiantly from the flag-staff.
  • And when he came down, it was to prevail with Pompey to allow him the government entirely; and when he went up to the citadel, it was that he might not appear to debase himself too low.
  • Malchus had escaped from the citadel without the possibility of a suspicion arising that he had issued from its gates, and in his Arab garb he could now traverse the streets unsuspected.