- 1A fortress, typically one on high ground above a city: the garrison withdrew into the citadel • figurative citadels of private economic powerMore example sentences
- Peter's army stormed the citadel and sacked the city, killing several thousand inhabitants and local Byzantine troops.
- Each city was laid out on a grid plan with a high citadel and a lower city of domestic dwellings.
- Victory eluded the British for three months, until Wolfe successfully landed men on the Plains of Abraham above the citadel.
- 2A meeting hall of the Salvation Army.More example sentences
- The court was told that he had gained the trust when he served at Salvation Army citadels.
- Presumably, it was meant to honour the Salvation Army citadel that stood there until the 1990s.
- The regional headquarters have already shifted to another neighbourhood and the decision was finally taken two years ago to sell off the citadel so that a new facility could be built.
mid 16th century: from French citadelle, or from Italian cittadella, based on Latin civitas 'city' (see city).