The Greek word meaning "high city." Ancient Greek builders chose to erect their towns around fortified hills upon which their main temples were placed. The most famous acropolis is in Athens. (pr. uh-CRAH-p?-l?s)

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  • Acropolis — A*crop o*lis, n. [Gr. akro polis; a kros extreme + po lis city.] The upper part, or the citadel, of a Grecian city; especially, the citadel of Athens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acropolis — (n.) 1660s, from Gk. akropolis citadel (especially that of Athens), from akros highest, upper (see ACRID (Cf. acrid)) + polis city (see POLICY (Cf. policy) (1)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • acropolis — [ə kräp′ə lis] n. [Gr akropolis < akros (see ACRO ) + polis, city] the fortified upper part of an ancient Greek city …   English World dictionary

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