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a·crop·o·lis

 (ə-krŏp′ə-lĭs)
n.
1. The fortified height or citadel of an ancient Greek city.
2. A raised area holding a building or cluster of buildings, especially in a pre-Columbian city.

[Greek akropolis : akron, top; see acromegaly + polis, city; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

acropolis

(əˈkrɒpəlɪs)
n
(Architecture) the citadel of an ancient Greek city
[C17: from Greek, from acro- + polis city]

Acropolis

(əˈkrɒpəlɪs)
n
(Named Buildings) the citadel of Athens on which the Parthenon and the Erechtheum stand

a•crop•o•lis

(əˈkrɒp ə lɪs)

n.
1. the citadel or high fortified area of an ancient Greek city.
2. the Acropolis, the citadel of Athens and the site of the Parthenon.
[1655–65; < Greek akrópolis. See acro-, -polis]
ac•ro•pol•i•tan (ˌæk rəˈpɒl ɪ tn) adj.

acropolis

a citadel or elevated fortification of a settlement.
See also: Architecture

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1. A hilltop citadel, especially in ancient Greece, and most notably in Athens, containing the most splendid temples and treasuries.
2. The central, fortified administrative and religious district in Greek cities. The best-known is that of Athens, which was also a sanctuary.
3. The citadel or fortified high point in an ancient Greek city.
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citadel, bastion - a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
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In the valley, near the Acropolis, (the square-topped hill before spoken of,) Athens itself could be vaguely made out with an ordinary lorgnette.
To lie a whole day in sight of the Acropolis, and yet be obliged to go away without visiting Athens
After all the trouble, we could be certain of only one thing--the square-topped hill was the Acropolis, and the grand ruin that crowned it was the Parthenon, whose picture we knew in infancy in the school books.
We could not see the Acropolis now or the high hill, either, and I wanted to follow the road till we were abreast of them, but the others overruled me, and we toiled laboriously up the stony hill immediately in our front--and from its summit saw another--climbed it and saw another
History says that the temples of the Acropolis were filled with the noblest works of Praxiteles and Phidias, and of many a great master in sculpture besides--and surely these elegant fragments attest it.
They alone will visit Athens and Delphi, and either shrine of intellectual song--that upon the Acropolis, encircled by blue seas; that under Parnassus, where the eagles build and the bronze charioteer drives undismayed towards infinity.
They had built him his house, storehouse, and courtyard near those of Priam and Hector on the acropolis.
It is true, after six months' correspondence, he effected a compromise, whereby he received a safety razor for "Turtle-catching," and that THE ACROPOLIS, having agreed to give him five dollars cash and five yearly subscriptions: for "The Northeast Trades," fulfilled the second part of the agreement.
The Acropolis is one of the latest restaurants to join Middlesbrough's fast-growing food scene, serving authentic Greek food.
30pm THE actress shares her memories of Greece, battles her fears to climb the Acropolis in Athens to see the restoration, and heads to a fortune-telling festival and heading into the mountains of Delphi to take in ancient fortunetelling fumes.
After a very rainy May, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra can finally have its day in the park and invites everyone to take picnic blankets to enjoy an outdoor performance at the Acropolis park in Nicosia on Saturday.
Contract notice: Declaration 2/2016 e public open tender for cleaning services contractor of the acropolis museum.