from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fortified place or position stationed with troops.
  • noun A permanent army post.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Strong.
  • Tipsy.
  • noun A strong place of defense; a fortified building or inclosure; especially, an armed place for a garrison, provided with defensive works, for the protection of a town, harbor, frontier, or other point against the approach or passage of hostile forces.
  • noun A trading-post among the North American Indians, whether fortified or not.
  • noun Same as forte, 1.
  • To occupy a fort.
  • An abbreviation of fortification.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fortified defensive structure stationed with troops
  • noun Any permanent army post

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense
  • noun a fortified defensive structure
  • verb enclose by or as if by a fortification
  • noun a fortified military post where troops are stationed
  • verb station (troops) in a fort


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French fort (adjective use is of Old French).


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