Acropolis Definition

ə-krŏpə-lĭs
noun
The fortified upper part of an ancient Greek city.
Webster's New World
A raised area holding a building or cluster of buildings, especially in a pre-Columbian city.
American Heritage
proper name
The fortified upper part of Athens, on which the Parthenon was built.
Webster's New World
pronoun
The Athenian Acropolis. (Compare acropolis.)
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Other Word Forms of Acropolis

Noun

Singular:
acropolis
Plural:
acropoleis, acropolises

Origin of Acropolis

  • Greek akropolis akron top acromegaly polis city pelə-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἀκρόπολις (akropolis), from ἄκρος (akros, “topmost”, “tip”, “summit”) + πόλις (polis, “city”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Ancient Greek Ακρόπολις (Akropolis, “Acropolis”), from ἄκρος (akros, “highest”) + πόλις (polis, “city”)

    From Wiktionary

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