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Meaning of FORT

Pronunciation:  fowrt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a fortified defensive structure
  2. [n]  a fortified military post where troops are stationed
  3. [v]  station in a fort, as of troops
  4. [v]  enclose by or as if by a fortification
  5. [v]  gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense

FORT is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fort up, fortify, fortress, garrison
 See Also: alcazar, Alhambra, base, battlement, collect, congregate, crenelation, crenellation, defence, defense, defensive structure, enclose, gather, inclose, martello tower, military post, place, post, post, send, shut in, station, Tower of London, trench



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fort\, n. [F., from fort strong, L. fortis; perh. akin to
Skr. darh to fix, make firm, and to E. firm Cf. {Forte},
{Force}, {Fortalice}, {Comfort}, {Effort}.] (Mil.)
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.

      Detached works, depending solely on their own strength,
      belong to the class of works termed forts. --Farrow.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are defending a fort indicates that you are always having to be on guard and constantly defending yourself. Dreaming that you attack and take a fort means victory over your other.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acropolis, bastion, beachhead, blockhouse, bridgehead, bunker, castle, citadel, donjon, fasthold, fastness, fortress, garrison, garrison house, hold, keep, martello, martello tower, mote, motte, peel, peel tower, pillbox, post, rath, redoubt, safehold, strong point, stronghold, tower, tower of strength, ward