Definitions for: Fort

[n] a fortified defensive structure
[n] a fortified military post where troops are stationed
[v] station in a fort, as of troops
[v] enclose by or as if by a fortification
[v] gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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