AskDefine | Define outpost

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1 a station in a remote or sparsely populated location [syn: outstation]
2 a settlement on the frontier of civilization [syn: frontier settlement]
3 a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops

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out + post


  1. A military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops.
    The outpost did not have enough ammunition to resist a determined assault.
  2. The troops themselves, so stationed.
    Sgt. Smith fleeced most of the rest of the outpost of their earnings in their weekly game of craps.
  3. An outlying settlement.
    Beyond the border proper, there are three small outposts not officially under government protection.


A military post
The troops themselves
An outlying settlement

Extensive Definition

Outpost or The Outpost may refer to:
Outpost may also be:
outpost in Russian: Форпост

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