1. a station in a remote or sparsely populated location

Similar word(s): outstation

Definition categories: location, post, station

2. a settlement on the frontier of civilization

Definition categories: group, colony, settlement

3. a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops

Definition categories: man–made, post

Sentences with outpost as a noun:

- The outpost did not have enough ammunition to resist a determined assault.

- Sgt. Smith fleeced most of the rest of the outpost of their earnings in their weekly game of craps.

- Beyond the border proper, there are three small outposts not officially under government protection.