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Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
Hermann Hesse

Meaning of "fortified" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FORTIFIED

fortified  [ˈfɔːtɪˌfaɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FORTIFIED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fortified is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES FORTIFIED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

fortified

Fortification

Fortifications are military constructions or buildings designed for the defense of territories in warfare, and also used to solidify rule in a region during peace time. Humans have constructed defensive works for many thousands of years, in a variety of increasingly complex designs. The term is derived from the Latin fortis and facere. From very early history to modern times, walls have been a necessity for cities to survive in an ever changing world of invasion and conquest. Some settlements in the Indus Valley Civilization were the first cities to be fortified. In ancient Greece, large stone walls had been built in Mycenaean Greece, such as the ancient site of Mycenae. A Phrourion was a fortified collection of buildings being used as a military garrison and is the equivalent of the Roman castellum or English fortress. These construction mainly served the purpose of a watch tower, to guard certain roads, passes, and lands detrimental to the kingdom. Though smaller than a real fortress, these constructions acted as a border guard rather than a real strongpoint to watch and maintain the border.

Definition of fortified in the English dictionary

The first definition of fortified in the dictionary is defensible, due to walls, trenches, etc. Other definition of fortified is strengthened physically, mentally, or morally. Fortified is also strengthened, supported, or reinforced.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FORTIFIED


certified
ˈsɜːtɪˌfaɪd
citified
ˈsɪtɪˌfaɪd
cityfied
ˈsɪtɪˌfaɪd
compactified
kəmˈpæktɪˌfaɪd
demystified
diːˈmɪstɪˌfaɪd
fructified
ˈfrʌktɪˌfaɪd
identified
aɪˈdentɪˌfaɪd
interstratified
ˌɪntəˈstrætɪˌfaɪd
mystified
ˈmɪstɪˌfaɪd
noncertified
ˌnɒnˈsɜːtɪˌfaɪd
sanctified
ˈsæŋktɪˌfaɪd
ungratified
ʌnˈɡrætɪˌfaɪd
unidentified
ˌʌnaɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪd
unjustified
ʌnˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪd
unmortified
ʌnˈmɔːtɪˌfaɪd
unquantified
ʌnˈkwɒntɪˌfaɪd
unratified
ʌnˈrætɪˌfaɪd
unrectified
ʌnˈrektɪˌfaɪd
unscottified
ʌnˈskɒtɪˌfaɪd
unstratified
ʌnˈstrætɪˌfaɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FORTIFIED

forthrightly
forthrightness
forthwith
forthy
forties
fortieth
fortifiable
fortification
fortified pa
fortified wine
fortifier
fortifies
fortify
fortifyingly
fortilage
fortis
fortissimo
fortississimo
fortitude
fortitudinous

WORDS THAT END LIKE FORTIFIED

amplified
clarified
classified
diversified
horrified
justified
modified
notified
purified
qualified
quantified
satisfied
simplified
specified
terrified
testified
unclassified
unified
unspecified
unverified
verified

Synonyms and antonyms of fortified in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FORTIFIED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fortified» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fortified

Translation of «fortified» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FORTIFIED

Find out the translation of fortified to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fortified from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fortified» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

强化
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fortificada
570 millions of speakers

English

fortified
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गढ़वाले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المحصنة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

укрепленный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fortificada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সুরক্ষিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fortifiée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Diperkuatkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wehr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

要塞化された
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

강화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Santosa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tăng cường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செறிவூட்டிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मजबूत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

takviye edilmiş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fortificato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obronny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

укріплений
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fortificate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οχυρωμένη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gefortifiseerde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

berikade
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

befestet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fortified

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FORTIFIED»

The term «fortified» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.763 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FORTIFIED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fortified

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10 QUOTES WITH «FORTIFIED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fortified.
1
Owen Arthur
Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.
2
Mel Carnahan
Although our war on drugs must be fortified with the best laws, enforcement efforts and resources, we would not be successful without your individual commitment to this cause.
3
Philip Gibbs
In front of us was not a line but a fortress position, twenty miles deep, entrenched and fortified, defended by masses of machine-gun posts and thousands of guns in a wide arc. No chance for cavalry!
4
Hermann Hesse
Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
5
William Reddington Hewlett
Never try to take a fortified hill, especially if the Army on top is bigger than you are.
6
Christian Lous Lange
Earlier ages fortified themselves behind the sovereign state, behind protectionism and militarism.
7
Cornelius Nepos
No government is safe unless fortified by goodwill.
8
Francis Parkman
The fortified towns of the Hurons were all on the side exposed to Iroquois incursions.
9
Sydney Smith
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
10
Chris Ware
My grandmother was an unparalleled storyteller who gave me a preview of how life might turn out, and also fortified my empathy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FORTIFIED»

Discover the use of fortified in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fortified and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fortified Military Camps in Attica
This is an examination of the information available about a number of fortified sites in Attica with a focus on 1960 excavations at the site of Koroni on the east coast of the Attic peninsula near Porto Raphti.
James R. McCredie, 1966
2
Castles and Fortified Cities of Medieval Europe: An ...
Here is an illustrated guide to the architecture of medieval fortifications, from the first castles to the fortified cities of the 15th and 16th centuries.
Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage, 2010
3
Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries AD 710-1062
This books recreates these enormous fortified monasteries and temples, tracing their development from the 10th century through to the Sengoku Jidai period and the rise of the power of the shogunate under Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Stephen Turnbull, 2012
4
Fortified Foods with Vitamins: Analytical Concepts to Assure ...
Unique in its review of modern analytical approaches to vitamin fortification, this book emphasizes fast, sensitive, and accurate methods, along with assays enabling the detection of various isomers and multiple vitamins.
Michael Rychlik, 2011
5
Metz 1944: Patton's Fortified Nemesis
Examines the campaign of General George Patton in the Moselle region along the French-German frontier, focusing on the Battle of Metz and its heavy fortifications, which led to a long, bloody ordeal.
Steven J. Zaloga, 2012
6
El-Ahwat, A Fortified Site from the Early Iron Age Near ...
This report presents the findings of a unique archaeological site in central Israel. The site is a fortified city, possibly from the Sea-Peoples Shardana, that contains intriguing architecture and many Egyptian finds.
Adam Zertal, 2011
7
Castles of God: Fortified Religious Buildings of the World
An exploration of the incorporation of military architecture into religious buildings, the forms it took, and the circumstances which gave rise to it - from East to West.
Peter Harrison, 2004
8
Attack and Defense of Fortified Harbors
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Arthur Penrhyn Hyde, 2010
9
The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928-41
Upravleniia nachal'nika rabot: Labour directorate. Upravleniia Nachal'nika Voennostroitel'nyh: Military Labour Directorate. Directorate of Defensive Construction. Ukreplinnyje polosa: Fortified zone. Ukreplinnyje rajony: Fortified region.
Neil Short, 2013
10
Theorizing the City: The New Urban Anthropology Reader
In the last few decades, the proliferation of fortified enclaves has created a new model of spatial segregation and transformed the quality of public life in many cities around the world. Fortified enclaves are privatized, enclosed, and monitored ...
Setha M. Low, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FORTIFIED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fortified is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Fortified tortillas may help prevent fatal birth defects
Fortified tortillas may help prevent fatal birth defects. By JoNel Aleccia, The Seattle Times; 7 min ago; Comments ... «Yakima Herald-Republic, Jul 15»
2
Shabaab militants killed in hotel raid
Mogadishu - Somalia's government said Saturday that 12 Shabaab militants were killed in Friday evening's raids on two heavily-fortified ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
3
Quentin Tarantino Talks Western The Hateful Eight, Retirement, and …
... Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, and Michael Madsen only fortified Tarantino's love for Hateful Eight. «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
4
ISIS Claims Responsibility for Blast at Italian Consulate in Cairo
The compound was far less heavily fortified than other Western diplomatic missions. An Italian diplomat told The Associated Press that the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
5
Cats face an all-too-common health crisis
... a finding attributed to their microbiome being enriched or fortified by bacterial varieties acquired from contact with these animal companions. «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
6
Readers' Recipe Swap: fortified wine
Fortified wine and potato wedges may not sound like a go-to, but a mix of crushed coriander seeds, thyme and smoked paprika, doused in ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
7
The French fortified wine factory that got away
The process from harvesting the grapes to making Noilly Prat is a long and complex one … and destined to remain mysterious to Henry. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Seattle's Eastlake residents want fortified alcohol banned
Jules James stood outside the Lake Union Mail he has owned for 26 years, describing the consequences he and his Eastlake neighbors are ... «KIRO Seattle, Jul 15»
9
PUP Fortified Despite Defeat at the Polls
Despite losing almost a quarter of its constituents since the 2012 general elections, Fonseca says the party is encouraged by its ... «channel5belize, Jul 15»
10
Stay Here Now: The Soho House-Designed Luxury Farmhouse In …
The exterior of Masseria Petrarolo, a 16th century fortified farmhouse in Puglia, Italy. British entrepreneur Constant Tedder bought the home ... «Forbes, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Fortified [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fortified>. Feb 2020 ».
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