The definition of a fort is a building that has been protected, often because of its military importance.(noun)
An example of a fort is a protected building where arms are stored and where guards are posted.
See fort in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME forte, orig. adj., strong < L fortis < OL forctus < IE base *bhereĝh-, high, elevated > Sans bṁhati, (it) strengthens, elevates, OHG berg, hill
See fort in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, strength, stronghold
Origin: , from Old French, strong, strength
Origin: , from Latin fortis; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots.
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