outpost outpost  /ˈaʊt ˌpoʊst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
  2. (n) a settlement on the frontier of civilization
  3. (n) a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. From sleepy colonial outpost to prosperous high-tech enclave, Singapore owes its rise to the stern, stubborn lawyer who virtually invented the place.
  2. Photographer Alvaro Ybarra Zavala documents life at a remote mountain outpost where Afghanistan soldiers police a dangerous border.
  3. With no civilians allowed, Diego Garcia remains the loneliest military outpost in the world.

News

  1. KRCC: Live and local

    An interview with Jeff Bieri by Edie Adelstein In July, KRCC will grow to include both its Weber Street studio and a new satellite outpost at Ivywild School, allowing the member-supported radio station to bring a live-and-in-person element to its listeners. At the time of our interview with program director Jeff Bieri, the station was still in the process of putting together the sound system and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Colorado Springs Independent

  2. Chinese Lift-Off! Crew of 3 to Visit Space Lab | Video

    Taikonauts Nie Haisheng, Wang Yaping and Zhang Xiaoguang launched to China's Tiangong-1 outpost in space on June 11th, 2013. They are delivering cargo and will remain on-orbit for 15 days.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: SPACE.com

  3. Inside the Cover: How America Lost Its Nerve

    Much as Baghdad once did, Kabul, Afghanistan feels like an outpost of American imperialism. There's the familiar "green zone," the checkpoints you have to zigzag through, the armored convoys roaring by in clouds of dust, their IED jammers poking up like peacock tails.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Martha, it is really an honor to be here on this outpost," Simonyi said.
    on Apr 9, 2007 By: Charles Simonyi Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Near Kandahar, one of the sons of bin Laden came to pick us up at a Taliban outpost," Roche told the court.
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Jack Roche Source: The Australian

  3. In his speech, Mandela said: "Once an outpost of an invading colonial force...... today it is the seat of a democratically elected non-racial provincial government."
    on Dec 11, 2008 By: Nelson Mandela Source: Independent Online

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