Definitions for Fortfɔrt, foʊrt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a location occupied by troops and surrounded by defensive works, as walls and ditches.
any permanent army post.
(formerly) a trading post.
Idioms for fort:
hold the fort, to defend one's position against attack or criticism. to maintain the existing state of affairs.
Origin of fort:
1550–60; < MF, n. use of adj. fort strong < L fortis
a fortified military post where troops are stationed
a fortified defensive structure
fort, fort up(verb)
gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense
enclose by or as if by a fortification
station (troops) in a fort
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a strong building used by a military to protect a place
A fortified defensive structure stationed with troops
Any permanent army post
Origin: From fort (adjective use is of ).
a strong or fortified place; usually, a small fortified place, occupied only by troops, surrounded with a ditch, rampart, and parapet, or with palisades, stockades, or other means of defense; a fortification
Fort is a business district in Mumbai, India. The area was the heart of the city during the 18th century. The area gets its name from the defensive fort, Fort George, built by the British East India Company around Bombay Castle. The area extends from the docks in the east, to Azad Maidan in the west; Victoria Terminus in the north to Kala Ghoda in the south. This area is the heart of the financial area of the city. Institutions such as the Bombay Stock Exchange, Reserve Bank of India and Tata Group headquarters are located in this area.
Translations for Fort
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a building which is built so that it can be defended against an enemy.
- fortePortuguese (BR)
- das FortGerman
- fortaleza, fuerteSpanish
- utvrda, tvrdavaCroatian
- forte, fortinoItalian
- 성채, 보루Korean
- كلا، كوټ، حصارPashto
- fort, befästningsverk, skansSwedish
- 堡壘Chinese (Trad.)
- pháo đài; công sựVietnamese
- 堡垒Chinese (Simp.)
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