(letters – 7 | syllables – 3)
(scrabble score – 10)
- |noun| a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle.
|synonyms| bastion, kremlin
- |noun| castle or fort that in past times was used to protect the people of a city if the city was attacked.
- |noun| a fortress that commands a city
- |noun| A fortress, typically one on high ground above a city.
- |noun| a meeting hall of the Salvation Army.
“The term is a diminutive of “city” and thus means “little city”, so called because it is a smaller part of the city of which it is the defensive core.”
“Also: The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, commonly referred to simply as The Citadel, is a state-supported, comprehensive college located in Charleston, South Carolina, United States.”
Citadelled: Having the form of or resembling a citadel; housed in or as if in a citadel; having a citadel or citadels.
Mid 19th century.
Origin and Etymology of ‘Citadel’ :
1580s, “fortress commanding a city,” from Middle French citadelle (15c.), from Italian cittadella, diminutive of Old Italian cittade “city” (Modern Italian citta), from Latin civitatem (nominative civitas; also source of Portuguese citadella, Spanish ciuadela; see city).(Etymonline)