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citadel

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɪt.ə.del/ us    /ˈsɪt̬-/

citadel noun [C] (BUILDING)

a strong castle in or near a city, where people can shelter from danger, especially during a war: The town has a 14th century citadel overlooking the river.

citadel noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

literary a powerful organization in which finding a job is difficult for someone who does not know people who work there: At the age of 32, she managed to enter one of the citadels of high fashion.
Translations of “citadel”
in Spanish ciudadela…
in French citadelle…
in German die Zitadelle…
in Chinese (Traditional) 城堡, 堡壘,要塞, 難以進入的排外組織…
in Russian цитадель, крепость…
in Turkish kale, sur, hisar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 城堡, 堡垒,要塞, 难以进入的排外组织…
in Polish cytadela…
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