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A bastion (1)
 
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First attested in 1562. From French bastion, from Old French bastille (fortress).

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bastion (plural bastions)

  1. A projecting part of a rampart or other fortification.
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, "Beginnings," [1]
      [] Fort Camosun had swelled herself from being a little Hudson's Bay Fort, inside a stockade with bastions at the corners, into being the little town of Victoria, and the capital of British Columbia.
  2. A well-fortified position; a stronghold or citadel.
  3. (figuratively) A person, group, or thing, that strongly defends some principle.

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bastion n (plural bastions, diminutive bastionnetje n)

  1. bastion; a projecting part of a rampart

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French bastille (fortress).

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bastion m (plural bastions)

  1. bastion
  2. stronghold

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Italian bastione, via French bastion

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bastion m (definite singular bastionen, indefinite plural bastioner, definite plural bastionene)

  1. a bastion (part of a fortification; also figurative)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian bastione, via French bastion

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bastion m (definite singular bastionen, indefinite plural bastionar, definite plural bastionane)

  1. a bastion (part of a fortification; also figurative)

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bastion c

  1. bastion; a projecting part of a rampart

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Declension of bastion 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bastion bastionen bastioner bastionerna
Genitive bastions bastionens bastioners bastionernas