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Definitions of outpost

  1. a station in a remote or sparsely populated location Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A post or station without the limits of a camp, or at a distance from the main body of an army, for observation of the enemy. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A body of troops stationed at a distance from the main army; the position occupied by them. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A post or station beyond the main body of an army: the troops placed there. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Station away from a camp or the main body. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A post outside a camp. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A station at a distance from the main body; the company of soldiers so placed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for outpost

  1. A young officer at an outpost with his corps, or part of it, for the first season or two, commonly lays in a store of good feeling towards his men that lasts him for life; and a young gentleman of the Civil Service lays in, in the same manner, a good store of sympathy and fellow feeling with the natives in general. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  2. Towards sunset a black speck was sighted on the snowy waste, and two hours later we reached Sukharno, the Tsar's remotest outpost on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, about eight thousand miles from Petersburg. – From Paris to New York by Land by Harry de Windt