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Definition of "acropolis" []

  • The fortified height or citadel of an ancient Greek city. (noun)
  • A raised area holding a building or cluster of buildings, especially in a pre-Columbian city. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "acropolis" in a sentence
  • "I presume the city then occupied the same position as at present, on a plain surrounding the rocky acropolis, which is so striking and picturesque a feature as to justify the enthusiasm of the"
  • "While, therefore, the majority of the Indian workmen were kept employed at the cemeteries, Kopeli, the Snake chief, a man in whom I have great confidence, was assigned to the excavation of a series of rooms at the highest point of the ruin, previously referred to as the acropolis"
  • "The one thing I remembered about the acropolis was the story of the siege by the Persians."