fortress fortress  /ˈfɔr trəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a fortified defensive structure

Usage(s):

  1. Holed up in a Texas fortress, David Koresh and his followers fervently believe he is Christ -- and till death do them part.
  2. But one Friday night not long ago the fortress was pulsating with hundreds of youngsters--some speaking Russian, others Estonian--packed into the place for an all-night techno rave.
  3. When they attack, the fortress will be ready.

News

  1. Fortress Paper Appoints Axel Wappler As CEO, Security Paper Products Business

    Fortress Paper Appoints Axel Wappler As CEO, Security Paper Products Business
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Fortress Paper Announces That Landqart AG Appoints a New Chief Executive Officer for Its Security Paper Products ...

    Fortress Paper Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Axel Wappler as Chief Executive Officer of its security paper products business, effective July 1, 2013.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Fortress Asia Macro Fund Named “Best Asia-Based Macro Fund” and “Best Singapore Hedge Fund” at Eurekahedge Asian Hedge ...

    Fortress Investment Group’s Fortress Asia Macro Fund was named “Best Asia-Based Macro Fund” and “Best Singapore Hedge Fund” at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2013.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "It was a sanctuary and a fortress for him," Stuart said. "There was a lot of writing that took place there. The 'Folsom Prison' prison record came from there, the 'San Quentin' record, 'The Holy Land,' the 'Man in Black' book came from...
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Marty Stuart Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. AMMAN, Jordan: Jordan's King Abdullah II said Friday that Israel must choose between the mentality of "Israel the fortress" or "living in peace and security with its neighbors."
    on Mar 2, 2007 By: King Abdullah II Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I don't think it will look like a fortress," Bloomberg said. "There's nothing wrong with taking appropriate security actions."
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: BusinessWeek

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