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Bastille vs. Bastion — What's the Difference?

Bastille vs. Bastion — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Bastille and Bastion

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Bastille

The Bastille (, French: [bastij] (listen)) was a fortress in Paris, known formally as the Bastille Saint-Antoine. It played an important role in the internal conflicts of France and for most of its history was used as a state prison by the kings of France.
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Bastion

A bastion or bulwark is a structure projecting outward from the curtain wall of a fortification, most commonly angular in shape and positioned at the corners of the fort. The fully developed bastion consists of two faces and two flanks, with fire from the flanks being able to protect the curtain wall and the adjacent bastions.
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Bastille

A prison; a jail.
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Bastion

A projecting part of a fortification.
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Bastille

A prison or jail.
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Bastion

A well-fortified position.
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Bastille

Confusion of bastille with [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastion bastion] (bulwark).
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Bastion

One that upholds or defends something, as against neglect or unpopularity
A college that is a bastion of traditionalism.
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Bastille

To confine as though in a bastille; to imprison.
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Bastion

(architecture) A projecting part of a rampart or other fortification.
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Bastille

A jail (literally, a French jail)
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Bastion

A well-fortified position; a stronghold or citadel.
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Bastion

(figuratively) A person, group, or thing, that strongly defends some principle.
A bastion of hope
The bastion of democracy
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Bastion

Any large prominence; something that resembles a bastion in size and form.
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Bastion

(transitive) To furnish with a bastion.
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Bastion

A work projecting outward from the main inclosure of a fortification, consisting of two faces and two flanks, and so constructed that it is able to defend by a flanking fire the adjacent curtain, or wall which extends from one bastion to another. Two adjacent bastions are connected by the curtain, which joins the flank of one with the adjacent flank of the other. The distance between the flanks of a bastion is called the gorge. A lunette is a detached bastion. See Ravelin.
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Bastion

A group that defends a principle;
A bastion against corruption
The last bastion of communism
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Bastion

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

Projecting part of a rampart or other fortification
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