Fort - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɔːrt|  American pronunciation of the word fort
Brit.  |fɔːt|  British pronunciation of the word fort

noun

- a fortified military post where troops are stationed (syn: garrison)
- a fortified defensive structure (syn: fortress)

verb

- gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense
- enclose by or as if by a fortification (syn: fortify)
- station (troops) in a fort

Examples

They captured the fort after a long battle.

...a series of forts along the frontier...

The fort falls.

The fort holds out.

The fort had massive walls.

The fort was undefended and vulnerable.

...a surrender of the fort by the commander without a single shot having been fired...

The troops were forced to surrender the fort.

The defenders of the fort made a gallant stand.

The fort's defenses were thought to be impenetrable.

...a lone sentinel kept watch over the fort...

After a long siege they reduced the fort.

Captain reported that the fort had struck.

The buildings of the fort were all thatched with leaves of the palmetto.

She's holding the fort while the manager's on holiday.

Word forms

noun
singular: fort
plural: forts
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