Definitions for Fortfɔrt, foʊrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fortfɔrt, foʊrt(n.)

  1. a location occupied by troops and surrounded by defensive works, as walls and ditches.

    Category: Fortification

  2. any permanent army post.

    Category: Military

  3. (formerly) a trading post.

Idioms for fort:

  1. hold the fort, to defend one's position against attack or criticism. to maintain the existing state of affairs.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of fort:

1550–60; < MF, n. use of adj. fort strong < L fortis


  1. fortification.

  2. fortified.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. garrison, fort(noun)

    a fortified military post where troops are stationed

  2. fortress, fort(verb)

    a fortified defensive structure

  3. fort, fort up(verb)

    gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense

  4. fortify, fort(verb)

    enclose by or as if by a fortification

  5. fort(verb)

    station (troops) in a fort

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fort(noun)ɔrt, foʊrt

    a strong building used by a military to protect a place


  1. fort(Noun)

    A fortified defensive structure stationed with troops

  2. fort(Noun)

    Any permanent army post

  3. Origin: From fort (adjective use is of ).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fort(noun)

    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


  1. Fort

    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.

Anagrams of Fort

  1. frot

Translations for Fort

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a building which is built so that it can be defended against an enemy.

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