noun \ˈfrt\

: a strong building or group of buildings where soldiers live

Full Definition of FORT

:  a strong or fortified place; especially :  a fortified place occupied only by troops and surrounded with such works as a ditch, rampart, and parapet :  fortification
:  a permanent army post —often used in place names

Examples of FORT

  1. They captured the fort after a long battle.
  2. <a series of forts along the frontier>

Origin of FORT

Middle English forte, from Anglo-French fort, from fort, adjective, strong, from Latin fortis
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical
FORT Defined for Kids


noun \ˈfrt\

Definition of FORT for Kids

:  a strong or fortified place
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