noun Etymology: Middle English forte, from Anglo-French fort, from fort, adjective, strong, from Latin fortis Date: 15th century 1. a strong or fortified place; especially a fortified place occupied only by troops and surrounded with such works as a ditch, rampart, and parapet ; fortification 2. a permanent army post — often used in place names

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  • fort — fort …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • fort — fort, orte (for, for t ; le t ne se lie pas : un homme for et hardi ; au pluriel, l s ne se lie pas : des hommes for et hardis ; cependant quelques uns lient cette s : des hommes for z et hardis ; quand fort est employé pour le superlatif absolu …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • fort — FORT, [for]te. adj. Robuste, vigoureux dans son espece. Un homme fort, extremement fort. un homme grand & fort. un homme fort & ramassé. avoir le bras fort, la main forte. c est un homme fort, & qui resiste au travail, à la fatigue. il n est pas… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Fort — Fort, adverb. so wohl des Ortes, als auch der Zeit. 1. Des Ortes. 1) Eigentlich. (a) Vorwärts. Immer weiter fort. Es will mit der Sache nicht fort, sie gehet nicht nach Wunsche. Es will mit ihm nicht fort, sagt man von einem Menschen, dessen… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • fort — FORT, forturi, s.n. Lucrare de fortificaţie construită din zidărie, cu contur poligonal, care face parte dintr un sistem de întărituri şi care este menită să apere un centru important sau o linie strategică. – Din fr. fort. Trimis de cata,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Fort — Sn Befestigungsanlage per. Wortschatz fach. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. fort m., einer Substantivierung von frz. fort stark , dieses aus l. fortis.    Ebenso nndl. fort, ne. fort, nfrz. fort, ndn. fort, nschw. fort, nnorw. fort;… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • fort — [ fɔrt ] noun count * 1. ) a strong building, often with a high wall around it, used by soldiers for defending a place: an iron age fort 2. ) AMERICAN a place where an army lives or trains: Fort Irwin hold the fort (for someone) to take care of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fort — fort, fortress, citadel, stronghold, fastness denote in common a structure or place offering resistance to a hostile force. A fort is an enclosed, fortified structure occupied by troops. A fortress is a large fort of strong construction intended… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Fort — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fort — [fo:ɐ̯] das; s, s <aus gleichbed. fr. fort zu fort »stark«, dies aus lat. fortis »stark, tapfer«> abgeschlossenes, räumlich begrenztes Festungswerk …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • fort — • fort, hastigt, snabbt, skyndsamt, raskt, kvickt, snart • fort, fästning, fäste, fortifikation • fästning, kastell, borg, fort …   Svensk synonymlexikon

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