fastness fastness  /ˈfæst nəs/


  1. (n) a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
  2. (n) the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
  3. (n) a strongly fortified defensive structure


  1. Tribesmen supporting the Imam poured out of their mountain fastness to launch a successful attack on Razeh, near the Saudi Arabian border.
  2. He traced the geese into the remote fastness of Baffin Island, deep in the Canadian Northeast, discovered their nesting place.


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