The definition of an acropolis is a city, or part of a city or area that is fortified at the top of something, such as the ancient Greek cities.(noun)
An example of an acropolis is the city of Athens which was built on a walled hill.
See acropolis in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Gr akropolis < akros (see acro-) + polis, city
See acropolis in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Greek akropolis
Origin: : akron, top; see acromegaly
Origin: + polis, city; see pelə-3 in Indo-European roots.
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