Fortress vs Demilune - What's the difference?

fortress | demilune |


As nouns the difference between fortress and demilune

is that fortress is a fortified place; a large and permanent fortification, sometimes including a town; a fort; a castle; a stronghold; a place of defense or security while demilune is a fortification constructed beyond the main ditch of a fortress, and in front of the curtain between two bastions, intended to defend the curtain; a ravelin.

As a verb fortress

is to furnish with a fortress or with fortresses; to guard; to fortify.

As an adjective demilune is

(of furniture) in the shape of a half-moon, ie semicircular.

fortress

English

Noun

(wikipedia fortress) (es)
  • A fortified place; a large and permanent fortification, sometimes including a town; a fort; a castle; a stronghold; a place of defense or security.
  • (chess) A position that, if obtained by the weaker side, will prevent penetration by the opposing side, generally achieving a draw.
  • See also

    * fortalice, fortilice

    Verb

  • To furnish with a fortress or with fortresses; to guard; to fortify.
  • demilune

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (of furniture) In the shape of a half-moon, i.e. semicircular.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=February 9, author=Wendy Moonan, title=Relics of the 19th Century, in a Sentimental Mood, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=A handsome pair of tall, walnut-veneered Biedermeier bookcases from Austria, circa 1835, can be had from Iliad Antik of New York for $95,000, while Clinton Howell of New York has a rare pair of marquetry inlaid demilune consoles that he attributes to the workshop of John Linnell of England, circa 1755. }}

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fortification constructed beyond the main ditch of a fortress, and in front of the curtain between two bastions, intended to defend the curtain; a ravelin.
  • (biology) A crescentic mass of granular protoplasm present in the salivary glands.