Fort meaning

fôrt
The definition of a fort is a building that has been protected, often because of its military importance.

An example of a fort is a protected building where arms are stored and where guards are posted.

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A fortified place or position stationed with troops.
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A permanent army post.
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An enclosed place or fortified building for military defense, equipped as with earthworks, guns, etc.
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Fortification.
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Fortified.
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A permanent army post, as distinguished from a temporary camp.
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hold the fort
  • To make a defensive stand.
  • To keep things in operation; remain on duty, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of fort

  • Middle English strength, stronghold from Old French strong, strength from Latin fortis bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French fort (adjective use is of Old French).
    From Wiktionary