Meaning of bastille
Pronunciation: (ba-stēl' Fr. bas-tē'y&supschwa), [key]
— pl. bas•tilles
- (cap.) a fortress in Paris, used as a prison, built in the 14th century and destroyed July 14, 1789.
- any prison or jail, esp. one conducted in a tyrannical way.
- a fortified tower, as of a castle; a small fortress; citadel.
- bastille (Thesaurus)