Definition of 'outpost'
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Most of the violence has targeted remote trading outposts and farming villages on the mainland. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Nor was he confined to foreign outposts. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is a military outpost that they are focusing on. Christianity Today (2000)Four volunteers could be sent to set up the first human outpost. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yet this outpost of military power on foreign soil is a legacy of a now forgotten exercise in nation building. The Times Literary Supplement (2009)In recent years other countries which submitted claims to the ocean floors around remote imperial outposts have run into disputes with neighbouring nations. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Most students are based here, with smaller outposts nearby. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Now it has its first Vegas outpost. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet they were the men destined to hold the remotest outpost in the most northerly base in the whole of Helmand. Times, Sunday Times (2013)While many are excited about the benefits oil could bring, others are concerned that this remote outpost could be changed irrevocably. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A military outpost for centuries, the island is making up for lost tourism time. Times, Sunday Times (2015)London was a seemingly remote outpost of what was then an organisation largely focused on the US. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It recently opened a restaurant at the new airport terminal in Dubai, its first outpost overseas. Times, Sunday Times (2013)With the series at an end, its American producers have decided to establish a permanent outpost in this country. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That has forced them to shrink their area slightly, abandoning one small outpost and blowing up two bridges used by insurgents to the dismay of local people. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In one sense, the eye can be considered as a remote outpost of the brain, so interlinked are the two organs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'outpost'
British English: outpost NOUN
An outpost is a small group of buildings used for trading or military purposes, either in a distant part of your own country or in a foreign country.
...a remote mountain outpost, linked to the outside world by the poorest of roads.
Definition of outpost from the Collins English Dictionary
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