fort

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noun \ˈfȯrt\

Definition of fort

  1. 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. 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>

Origin and Etymology of fort

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


First Known Use: 15th century



FORT Defined for English Language Learners

fort

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noun \ˈfȯrt\

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

  1. :  a strong or fortified place



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