AskDefine | Define acropolis

Dictionary Definition

acropolis n : the citadel in ancient Greek towns

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Etymology

From Greek ἀκρόπολις, from ἄκρος ‘tip, peak’ + πόλις ‘city’.

Pronunciation

  • 1: /əˈkɹɒ.pə.lɪs/
  • 2: /æˈkɹɒ.pɒ.lɪs/

Noun

  1. The raised fortified area of an ancient Greek city, especially with reference to that of Athens

Extensive Definition

For the butterfly genus, see Acropolis (genus).
For the Microsoft application framework, see Microsoft codename "Acropolis".
For the most famous example of an Acropolis, see Acropolis of Athens.

References

acropolis in Arabic: أكروبوليس
acropolis in Breton: Akropolis
acropolis in Bulgarian: Акропол
acropolis in Catalan: Acròpoli
acropolis in Czech: Akropolis
acropolis in Danish: Akropolis
acropolis in German: Akropolis
acropolis in Spanish: Acrópolis
acropolis in Esperanto: Akropolo
acropolis in Basque: Akropolia
acropolis in French: Acropole
acropolis in Galician: Acrópole
acropolis in Croatian: Akropola
acropolis in Italian: Acropoli
acropolis in Hebrew: אקרופוליס
acropolis in Lithuanian: Akropolis
acropolis in Hungarian: Fellegvár
acropolis in Macedonian: Акропол
acropolis in Dutch: Akropolis
acropolis in Japanese: アクロポリス
acropolis in Norwegian: Akropolis
acropolis in Norwegian Nynorsk: Akropolis
acropolis in Polish: Akropol
acropolis in Portuguese: Acrópole
acropolis in Romanian: Acropolă
acropolis in Russian: Акрополь
acropolis in Sicilian: Acròpuli
acropolis in Simple English: Acropolis
acropolis in Slovak: Akropola
acropolis in Slovenian: Akropola
acropolis in Serbian: Акропољ
acropolis in Finnish: Akropolis
acropolis in Swedish: Akropolis
acropolis in Tamil: அக்ரோபோலிஸ்
acropolis in Thai: อะโครโพลิส
acropolis in Turkish: Akropolis
acropolis in Ukrainian: Акрополь
acropolis in Chinese: 衛城

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bastion, beachhead, blockhouse, bridgehead, bunker, castle, citadel, donjon, fasthold, fastness, fort, fortress, garrison, garrison house, hold, keep, martello, martello tower, mote, motte, peel, peel tower, pillbox, post, rath, safehold, strong point, stronghold, tower, tower of strength, ward
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