Simple Definition of fort
: a strong building or group of buildings where soldiers live
Examples of fort in a sentence
They captured the fort after a long battle.
<a series of forts along the frontier>
Origin and Etymology of fort
Middle English forte, from Anglo-French fort, from fort, adjective, strong, from Latin fortis
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with fort
bort, court, forte, mort, ort, port, Porte, quart, short, skort, snort, sort, sport, swart, thwart, tort, torte, wart, wort
FORT Defined for Kids
Definition of fort for Students
: a strong or fortified place
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