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Synonyms for bulwark
ˈbʊl wərk, -wɔrk, ˈbʌl-bul·wark

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bulwark

    A bar is something that is or may be firmly fixed, ordinarily with intent to prevent entrance or egress; as, the bars of a prison cell; the bars of a wood-lot. A barrier obstructs, but is not necessarily impassable. Barrier is used of objects more extensive than those to which bar is ordinarily applied. A mountain range may be a barrier to exploration; but a mass of sand across the entrance to a harbor is called a bar. Discovered falsehood is a bar to confidence. Barricade has become practically a technical name for an improvised street fortification, and, unless in some way modified, is usually so understood. A parapet is a low or breast-high wall, as about the edge of a roof, terrace, etc., especially, in military use, such a wall for the protection of troops; a rampart is the embankment surrounding a fort, on which the parapet is raised; the word rampart is often used as including the parapet. Bulwark is a general word for any defensive wall or rampart; its only technical use at present is in nautical language, where it signifies the raised side of a ship above the upper deck, topped by the rail. Compare BOUNDARY; IMPEDIMENT.

    bar, barricade, barrier, breastwork, hindrance, obstacle, obstruction, parapet, prohibition, rampart, restraint, restriction

    admittance, entrance, opening, passage, road, thoroughfare, transit, way

    A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bulwark

    rampart, fortress, fortification, palladium, citadel, intrenchment, stronghold, parapet, bastion

    storming, siege, investment, bombardment, cannonade, boarding

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rampart, bulwark, wallnoun

    an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

    "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"

    breakwater, wall, mole, paries, groyne, rampart, groin, jetty, seawall

  2. bulwarknoun

    a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)

    breakwater, wall, mole, groyne, rampart, groin, jetty, seawall

  3. breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, bulwark, seawall, jettyverb

    a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

    breakwater, mol, groin, wall, counterspy, gram molecule, mole, groyne, rampart, inguen, jetty, seawall

  4. bulwarkverb

    defend with a bulwark

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bulwarknoun

    rampart, redoubt, fortification

  2. bulwarknoun

    security, safeguard, palladium

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bulwarknoun

    rampart, fortification, defense, palladium, shield

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bulwark":

    bastion, stronghold, rampart, citadel, railing, fortress

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How to use bulwark in a sentence?

  1. Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

    The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.

  2. Emma Goldman:

    The strongest bulwark of authority is uniformity the least divergence from it is the greatest crime.

  3. James Madison:

    The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy. They are more: they are the best basis of public liberty, and the strongest bulwark of public safety. It follows, that the greater the proportion of this class to the whole society, the more free, the more independent, and the more happy must be the society itself.

  4. Kim Hong-kyun:

    Bolton may not be loved by everyone but surely was a bulwark against a half-baked nuclear deal with North Korea, knowing very well about its negotiating tactics, now that he's gone, just at a time when the two countries are talking about restarting working-level talks, North Korea would try to make various attempts and use tricks to turn things to their advantage, seeing this as a chance to score points without defense from the other side.

  5. Stephen Baker:

    Those people who say they have no voice, the union is the bulwark.

Translations for bulwark

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  • حصنArabic
  • защита, редут, опора, бастион, фалшборд, вълноломBulgarian
  • vlnolam, záštita, val, hrazeníCzech
  • bolværkDanish
  • Wellenbrecher, Mole, BollwerkGerman
  • προπύργιοGreek
  • remparoEsperanto
  • amurada, baluarteSpanish
  • بارو, سنگرPersian
  • aallonmurtaja, suojaus, suojamuuri, lisälaita, suojavalliFinnish
  • rempart, bastingage, brise-lames, jetéeFrench
  • doirlinn-fasgaidh, bàbhan, mùrScottish Gaelic
  • बांधHindi
  • védelem, bástya, hullámtörőHungarian
  • պաշտպանություն, հողապատնեշ, պատվար, բաստիոն, ծովապատնեշArmenian
  • remparoIdo
  • bolverk, bolvirkiIcelandic
  • impavesata, baluardoItalian
  • 防波堤Japanese
  • ការការពារ, កំពែង, ជញ្ជាំងការពារឆ្នេរសមុទ្រKhmer
  • ಬುರುಜುKannada
  • سه‌نگه‌رKurdish
  • propugnaculumLatin
  • papatū, pākaiMāori
  • насипMacedonian
  • bolwerk, golfbreker, schans, verschansingDutch
  • bolverkNorwegian
  • falochronPolish
  • baluarte, amurada, quebra-marPortuguese
  • мол, вал, волнорез, фальшборт, бастион, редут, насыпь, волнолом, оплот, защита, опораRussian
  • lukobran, bastion, razma, branik, grudobranSerbo-Croatian
  • branikSlovene
  • bålverkSwedish
  • хвилерізUkrainian
  • בולוואַרקYiddish

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