outpost


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out·post

 (out′pōst′)
n.
1.
a. A detachment of troops stationed at a distance from a main force to guard against surprise attacks.
b. The station occupied by such troops.
c. A usually small military base established in another country.
2. An outlying settlement.

outpost

(ˈaʊtˌpəʊst)
n
1. (Military) military
a. a position stationed at a distance from the area occupied by a major formation
b. the troops assigned to such a position
2. an outlying settlement or position
3. a limit or frontier

out•post

(ˈaʊtˌpoʊst)

n.
1. a station established at a distance from an army to protect it from surprise attack.
2. the body of troops stationed there.
3. a post or settlement in a foreign environment.
[1750–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outpost - a station in a remote or sparsely populated locationoutpost - a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
post, station - the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"
2.outpost - a settlement on the frontier of civilization
colony, settlement - a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government; "the American colony in Paris"
3.outpost - a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops
military post, post - military installation at which a body of troops is stationed; "this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby"; "there is an officer's club on the post"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

outpost

noun frontier, border, borderline, borderland a remote mountain outpost
Translations
نُقْطَةٌ أمامِيَّه، مَكان بَعيد
аванпост
forpost
מאחזמוצב חוץ
elõretolt bástya
útvarîarstöî
atoki vieta
priekšpostenis
ileri karakol

outpost

[ˈaʊtpəʊst] N
1. (Mil) → avanzada f, puesto m avanzado
2. (fig) → avanzada f

outpost

[ˈaʊtpəʊst] navant-poste m

outpost

[ˈaʊtˌpəʊst] n (Mil) (fig) → avamposto

outpost

(ˈautpoust) noun
a distant place. The island was an outpost of the nation.
References in classic literature ?
Such are the main characteristics of this curious little outpost on the shores of England as it appears at the present time.
It was still in the boy's mind to travel to the south, and circle back to the coast in search of another outpost of civilization.
In an oasis, or green island, in the red and yellow seas of sand that stretch beyond Europe toward the sunrise, there can be found a rather fantastic contrast, which is none the less typical of such ai place, since international treaties have made it an outpost of the British occupation.
At the Wellands', where the Newland Archers chanced to be lunching, the question as to who should meet her at Jersey City was immediately raised; and the material difficulties amid which the Welland household struggled as if it had been a frontier outpost, lent animation to the debate.
This spot appears to be the outpost of the fertile country, and it would be difficult to say to what natural causes such an abrupt change in the character of the soil is due.
And thus came Tarzan of the Apes to the first outpost of civilization.
Accompanied by a titled Englishwoman whom he had rescued from a frightful fate, and his identity vouched for by her as that of a Frenchman by the name of Frecoult, he had looked forward, and not without reason, to the active assistance of the British from the moment that he came in contact with their first outpost.
Cautiously and after infinite patience Tarzan passed the final outpost.
It is true that Henry had stationed an outpost upon the summit of the hill in advance of Lewes, but so lax was discipline in his army that the soldiers, growing tired of the duty, had abandoned the post toward morning, and returned to town, leaving but a single man on watch.
That same day he came to a little cabin by the beach, and his heart filled with renewed hope as he saw this evidence of the proximity of civilization, for he thought it but the outpost of a nearby settlement.
Readyville was an outpost of the Federal army at Murfreesboro; Woodbury had the same relation to the Confederate army at Tullahoma.
By conscience and courage, by deeds of devotion and daring, he soon commended himself to his fellows and his officers; and it was to these qualities and to some knowledge of the country that he owed his selection for his present perilous duty at the extreme outpost.