fort

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noun \ ˈfȯrt \

Definition of fort

1 :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
2 :a permanent army post often used in place names

Examples of fort in a Sentence

  1. They captured the fort after a long battle.

  2. a series of forts along the frontier

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Origin and Etymology of fort

Middle English forte, from Anglo-French fort, from fort, adjective, strong, from Latin fortis



FORT Defined for English Language Learners

fort

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Definition of fort for English Language Learners

  • : a strong building or group of buildings where soldiers live


FORT Defined for Kids

fort

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noun \ ˈfȯrt \

Definition of fort for Students

:a strong or fortified place


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