Definition of Bastille in English:


Syllabification: Bas·tille
Pronunciation: /baˈstēl
A fortress in Paris built in the 14th century and used in the 17th-18th centuries as a state prison. Its storming by the mob on July 14, 1789, marked the start of the French Revolution.


via Old French from Provençal bastida, from bastir 'build'.

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