A bastion is a stronghold or a place that is difficult to attack. When you have a bastion of support, you are confident that you will be able to hold your position.

  • The company is relying on its bastions of customer loyalty to keep it afloat.

  • The army had to build a new bastion to protect the city from the invaders.

Definition of bastions


a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle




a group that defends a principle


projecting part of a rampart or other fortification

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Example Sentences for bastions

  • 1

    The bastion on the right was guarding the bridgehead leading to the fortress.

  • 2

    Serbia is the bastion of freedom in the Balkans.

  • 3

    The area contained a bastion of the Welsh language.

  • 4

    At the same time the city also purchased the West Bastion.

  • 5

    Bastion idolizes him for his unified theory of the world.

  • 6

    Lenin and Engels declared the monopoly as the last bastion of the capitalism.

  • 7

    Lesley must stand in the cistern in the middle of the East Bastion.

  • 8

    In the Vennel the last remaining bastion of the town walls survives.

  • 9

    The moat and the row of bastions together offer a pleasing view.

  • 10

    He is the last bastion of individual enterprise in the mechanized nanny state.