Word of the Day : March 25, 2022
What It Means
A bastion is “a place or system in which something continues to survive.”
// The university is a bastion of academic excellence.
BASTION in Context
“Connecticut has been a bastion of modern dance for a century, and such an entrenched classical ballet could come off as rather quaint. Not at the Palace, however, which is as grand and ornate as this ballet.” — Christopher Arnott, The Hartford Courant, 11 Feb. 2022
Did You Know?
Bastion is related to bastille (a word now used as a general term for a prison, but probably best known as the name of the Parisian fortress-turned-prison stormed by an angry mob at the start of the French Revolution). It comes from the Italian verb bastire, which means “to build.”