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STOCKADE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does stockade mean? 

STOCKADE (noun)
  The noun STOCKADE has 2 senses:

1. fortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense
2. a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)

  Familiarity information: STOCKADE used as a noun is rare.


STOCKADE (verb)
  The verb STOCKADE has 1 sense:

1. surround with a stockade in order to fortify

  Familiarity information: STOCKADE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STOCKADE (noun)


Sense 1stockade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("stockade" is a kind of...):

fortification; munition (defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it)


Sense 2stockade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

concentration camp; stockade

Hypernyms ("stockade" is a kind of...):

penal facility; penal institution (an institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stockade"):

death camp (a concentration camp where prisoners are likely to die or be killed)

Instance hyponyms:

Auschwitz (a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in southwestern Poland during World War II)

Belsen (a Nazi concentration camp for Jews created in northwestern Germany during World War II)

Buchenwald (a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in World War II that was located in central Germany)

Dachau (a concentration camp for Jews created by the Nazis near Munich in southern Germany)


STOCKADE (verb)


Sense 1stockade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Surround with a stockade in order to fortify

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "stockade" is one way to...):

fence; fence in; palisade; surround; wall (surround with a wall in order to fortify)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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