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Meaning of REDOUBT

Pronunciation:  ri'dawt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a forbidding stronghold

REDOUBT is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: sconce
 See Also: fastness, stronghold



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*doubt"\ (r?*dout"), n. [F. redoute, fem., It.
    ridotto, LL. reductus, literally, a retreat, from L. reductus
    drawn back, retired, p. p. of reducere to lead or draw back;
    cf. F. r['e]duit, also fr. LL. reductus. See {Reduce}, and
    cf. {Reduct}, {R['e]duit}, {Ridotto}.] (Fort.)
    (a) A small, and usually a roughly constructed, fort or
        outwork of varying shape, commonly erected for a
        temporary purpose, and without flanking defenses, -- used
        esp. in fortifying tops of hills and passes, and
        positions in hostile territory.
    (b) In permanent works, an outwork placed within another
        outwork. See F and i in Illust. of {Ravelin}. [Written
        also {redout}.]
  2. \Re*doubt"\, v. t. [F. redouter, formerly also spelt
    redoubter; fr. L. pref. re- re- + dubitare to doubt, in LL.,
    to fear. See {Doubt}.]
    To stand in dread of; to regard with fear; to dread. [R.]