Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fortification”

fortification

noun     /ˌfɔː.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌfɔːr.t̬ə-/
[C usually plural] strong walls, towers, etc. that are built to protect a place: Some of the old fortifications still exist. The fortifications of the castle were massive and impenetrable.Fortifications [U] the act of fortifying somethingBecoming and making stronger
(Definition of fortification noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of fortification

Definitions of “fortification” in other dictionaries

Translations of “fortification”

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More