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fort

 (fôrt)
n.
1. A fortified place or position stationed with troops.
2. A permanent army post.

[Middle English, strength, stronghold, from Old French, strong, strength, from Latin fortis; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]

fort

(fɔːt)
n
1. (Fortifications) a fortified enclosure, building, or position able to be defended against an enemy
2. hold the fort informal to maintain or guard something temporarily
[C15: from Old French, from fort (adj) strong, from Latin fortis]

fort

(fɔrt, foʊrt)

n.
1. a location occupied by troops and surrounded by defensive works, as walls and ditches.
2. any permanent army post.
3. (formerly) a trading post.
Idioms:
hold the fort,
a. to defend one's position against attack or criticism.
b. to maintain the existing state of affairs.
[1550–60; < Middle French, n. use of adj. fort strong < Latin fortis]

fort.

1. fortification.
2. fortified.

fort

A small stronghold with all-round defenses such as an Iron Age fort, American West log fort, or Roman garrison.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fort - a fortified military post where troops are stationedfort - a fortified military post where troops are stationed
military post, post - military installation at which a body of troops is stationed; "this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby"; "there is an officer's club on the post"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.fort - a fortified defensive structurefort - a fortified defensive structure  
alcazar - any of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moors
battlement, crenelation, crenellation - a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
defensive structure, defence, defense - a structure used to defend against attack; "the artillery battered down the defenses"
martello tower - a circular masonry fort for coastal defence
presidio - a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings; "Tucson was first settled as a walled presidio"
sconce - a small fort or earthwork defending a ford, pass, or castle gate
Verb1.fort - gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense
foregather, forgather, gather, assemble, meet - collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"
2.fort - enclose by or as if by a fortification
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
trench - fortify by surrounding with trenches; "He trenched his military camp"
embattle - fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense; "an embattled castle"
3.fort - station (troops) in a fort
station, post, send, place - assign to a station

fort

noun fortress, keep, station, camp, tower, castle, garrison, stronghold, citadel, fortification, redoubt, fastness, blockhouse Soldiers inside the fort are under sustained attack.
hold the fort (Informal) take responsibility, cover, stand in, carry on, take over the reins, maintain the status quo, deputize, keep things moving, keep things on an even keel His partner is holding the fort while he is away.
Translations
pevnost
fort
linnakelinnoitustukikohta
utvrda
erőd
virki
요새
fortas
forts
pevnosť
trdnjava
fort
ป้อม
thành trì

fort

[fɔːt]
A. N (Mil) → fortaleza f, fuerte m
to hold the fortquedarse a cargo
hold the fort till I get backhazte cargo hasta que yo regrese
B. CPD Fort Knox N lugar donde se guardan las reservas de oro de EE.UU.
they've turned their house into Fort Knox (fig) → han convertido su casa en un búnker

fort

[ˈfɔːrt] nfort m
to hold the fort (British) to hold down the fort (US)assurer la permanence

fort

n (Mil) → Fort nt; to hold the fort (fig)die Stellung halten

fort

[fɔːt] n (Mil) → forte m

fort

(foːt) noun
a building which is built so that it can be defended against an enemy.

fort

حِصْن pevnost fort Festung φρούριο fuerte linnake fort utvrda forte 요새 fort fort fort forte форт fort ป้อม kale thành trì 堡垒
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This will be a regularly merry Christmas to me, with presents in the morning, you and letters in the afternoon, and a party at night," said Amy, as they alighted among the ruins of the old fort, and a flock of splendid peacocks came trooping about them, tamely waiting to be fed.
They worked in Chicago, Des Moines, Fort Wayne, but they were always unfortunate.
Climb up the hill to the old fort and look at the little wriggling gold snakes, and watch the lizards sun themselves.
When, therefore, intelligence was received at the fort which covered the southern termination of the portage between the Hudson and the lakes, that Montcalm had been seen moving up the Champlain, with an army "numerous as the leaves on the trees," its truth was admitted with more of the craven reluctance of fear than with the stern joy that a warrior should feel, in finding an enemy within reach of his blow.
Afterwards we proceeded on to Kentucke river without opposition; and on the first day of April began to erect the fort of Boonsborough at a salt lick, about sixty yards from the river, on the S.
What I saw in him -- as evidently as the indestructible ramparts of Old Ticonderoga, already cited as the most appropriate simile -- was the features of stubborn and ponderous endurance, which might well have amounted to obstinacy in his earlier days; of integrity, that, like most of his other endowments, lay in a somewhat heavy mass, and was just as unmalleable or unmanageable as a ton of iron ore; and of benevolence which, fiercely as he led the bayonets on at Chippewa or Fort Erie, I take to be of quite as genuine a stamp as what actuates any or all the polemical philanthropists of the age.
He's no more afraid than the isle fort at Cattegat, put there to fight the Baltic with storm-lashed guns, on which the sea-salt cakes
Still, I had one com- fort -- here was proof that Clarence was still alive and banging away.
I have carried him thousands and thousands of miles on scout duty for the army, and there's not a gorge, nor a pass, nor a valley, nor a fort, nor a trading post, nor a buffalo-range in the whole sweep of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains that we don't know as well as we know the bugle-calls.
A favorite diversion was to make the house into a fort, gallantly held by a handful of American soldiers against a besieging force of the British army.
In my judgment, you are fitter to keep a castle or a fort, eating of the fat and drinking of the strong, than to live here upon pulse and water, or even upon the charity of the keeper.
I have thought of that," said I, for I made sure he was thinking of a bombardment of the fort.