Origin of fortification
Examples from the Web for fortification
The first unambiguous evidence of fortification walls dates from around 4300 BC in what is now Turkey.
In July this year, a government inspection warned of “failure of fortification work” and fined the company.
For purposes of fortification, if necessary, Remigius chose the summit of the hill close to the Castle as the site.Cathedral Cities of England|George Gilbert
No Moslem graves could have been tolerated between the lines of the city's fortification in Byzantine days.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople|Alexander Van Millingen
Colburne soon discovered the Ravenels and their retainers bivouacked in an angle of the fortification.Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty|J. W. de Forest
This trench served the purpose of a ditch, to strengthen the fortification when the wall was completed.Cyrus the Great|Jacob Abbott
A ground plot or plan of a fortification, showing the details of the construction as if cut horizontally through.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
British Dictionary definitions for fortification
- a wall, mound, etc, used to fortify a place
- such works collectively
Word Origin and History for fortification
early 15c., "strengthening," also "defensive earthworks, tower" (mid-15c.), from Middle French fortification "strengthening, fortification," from Late Latin fortificationem (nominative fortificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of fortificare (see fortify).