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Fort Leavenworth is in fact no fort, being without defensive works, except two block-houses.
Francis Parkman

Meaning of "fort" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FORT

From Old French, from fort (adj) strong, from Latin fortis.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FORT

fort  [fɔːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FORT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fort is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FORT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

fort

Fortification

Fortifications are military constructions or buildings designed for the defense of territories in warfare, and also used to solidify rule in a region during peace time. Humans have constructed defensive works for many thousands of years, in a variety of increasingly complex designs. The term is derived from the Latin fortis and facere. From very early history to modern times, walls have been a necessity for cities to survive in an ever changing world of invasion and conquest. Some settlements in the Indus Valley Civilization were the first cities to be fortified. In ancient Greece, large stone walls had been built in Mycenaean Greece, such as the ancient site of Mycenae. A Phrourion was a fortified collection of buildings being used as a military garrison and is the equivalent of the Roman castellum or English fortress. These construction mainly served the purpose of a watch tower, to guard certain roads, passes, and lands detrimental to the kingdom. Though smaller than a real fortress, these constructions acted as a border guard rather than a real strongpoint to watch and maintain the border.

Definition of fort in the English dictionary

The definition of fort in the dictionary is a fortified enclosure, building, or position able to be defended against an enemy.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FORT


airport
ˈɛəˌpɔːt
bought
bɔːt
brought
brɔːt
caught
kɔːt
court
kɔːt
export
ˈɛkspɔːt
forte
fɔːt
import
ɪmˈpɔːt
ort
ɔːt
ought
ɔːt
port
pɔːt
Porte
pɔːt
report
rɪˈpɔːt
resort
rɪˈzɔːt
short
ʃɔːt
sort
sɔːt
sport
spɔːt
support
səˈpɔːt
thought
θɔːt
transport
trænsˈpɔːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FORT

forsythia
Fort Knox
Fort Lamy
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Sumter
Fort Wayne
Fort William
Fort Worth
Fort-de-France
Fortaleza
fortalice
forte
forte-piano
fortepianist
fortepiano
fortes
forth
forthcome
forthcoming
forthcomingness

WORDS THAT END LIKE FORT

annual report
bort
comfort
cut a long story short
davenport
discomfort
Dort
effort
escort
in short
means of transport
mort
Newport
passport
public transport
rapport
technical support
the support
tort
wort

Synonyms and antonyms of fort in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FORT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fort» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fort

Translation of «fort» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FORT

Find out the translation of fort to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fort from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fort» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

堡垒
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fuerte
570 millions of speakers

English

fort
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حِصْن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

форт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

forte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দুর্গ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fort
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kubu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Festung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

요새
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bèntèng
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thành trì
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கோட்டை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

किल्ला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kale
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

forte
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fort
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

форт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fort
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φρούριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fort
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fort
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fort
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fort

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FORT»

The term «fort» is very widely used and occupies the 2.795 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FORT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fort» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fort» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fort

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10 QUOTES WITH «FORT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fort.
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Francis Bacon
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.
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Victoria Beckham
I want a big house with a moat and dragons and a fort to keep people out.
3
Daniel Boone
In this time the enemy began to undermine our fort, which was situated sixty yards from Kentucky River.
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Caprice Bourret
Even someone who works with me, like this girl who works with me, her name is Sue. She lives with me and holds the fort; she takes care of all these little things. She takes care of the money situation, and I would not be able to live without someone like that.
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Jai Courtney
I was always dressing up as a kid in the backyard, building some sort of fort and having battles against imaginary enemies. It's often that same feeling when you're pretending for a living, but it's with bigger toys.
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Landon Donovan
You put a lot of pressure on your defenders to be able to hold the fort when you go forward.
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Armie Hammer
I grew up in the Cayman Islands. I didn't play video games or watch TV. I would basically come home from school, throw down my backpack, grab my machete, and go hike and chop down trees to make a fort.
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Eric Ladin
My friend Jonathan had a great tree house. It was awesome. It was like a big fort up in this tall magnolia tree... That's where we would conduct our very important business, I'm sure, with all our bikes leaning up against a tree and no girls allowed, handling all sorts of important things you handle when you're seven or eight.
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Meriwether Lewis
A clear cold morning with high wind: we caught in a trap a large gray wolf, and last night obtained in the same way a fox who had for some time infested the neighbourhood of the fort.
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Francis Parkman
Fort Leavenworth is in fact no fort, being without defensive works, except two block-houses.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FORT»

Discover the use of fort in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fort and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lo!
"Lo!" is a book with the capacity to rewire brains and sculpt new lenses for seeing the unexpected, the unexplained--and perhaps for glimpsing our own role in Fort's mystifying cosmic scheme.
Charles Fort, 2004
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Bent's Fort
David Lavender's chronicle of these men and their part in the opening of the West has been conceded a place beside the works of Parkman and Prescott.
David Sievert Lavender, 1954
3
Betrayals : Fort William Henry and the "Massacre": Fort ...
In Betrayals, historian Ian K. Steele gives us the true story behind Cooper's famous book, bringing to life men such as British commander of Fort William Henry George Monro, English General Webb, his French counterpart Montcalm, and the ...
Ian K. Steele Professor of History University of Western Ontario, 1990
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Chardon's Journal at Fort Clark, 1834-1839
In 1834 Francis A. Chardon, a Philadelphian of French extraction, took charge of Fort Clark, a main post of the American Fur Company on the Upper Missouri.
Francis A. Chardon, Annie Heloise Abel, 1932
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A Brief History of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania: From ...
This fascinating book by local historians Lewis and Trudy Keen, tells the story of Fort Washington that few know.
Lewis Keen, Trudy Keen, 2006
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A Brief History of Fort Worth: Cowtown Through the Years
Join Rita Cook as she tells the fascinating story of Fort Worth's past and evolution into the urban center it is today.
Rita Cook, 2011
7
Fort Toulouse: The French Outpost at the Alabamas on the Coosa
In addition to discussing geopolitical and military affairs and diplomatic relations with Indian chiefs, Thomas describes daily life at the post and the variety of interactions between residents and visitors.
Daniel H Thomas, 1989
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The Haunted Fort
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA For action, mystery and cliff-hanging suspense, read The Hardy Boys Mystery StoriesR-featuring the thrilling adventures of America's favorite detective duo, ...
Franklin W. Dixon, 1965
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The Complete Books of Charles Fort
Book of the Damned, Lo!, Wild Talents, New Lands. Greatest compilation of data: flying saucers, strange disappearances, inexplicable data not recognized by science. Painstakingly documented.
Charles Fort, 1941
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Carbine and Lance: The Story of Old Fort Sill
Fort Sill is in the heart of the old Kiowa-Comanche Indian country in southwestern Oklahoma.
Wilbur Sturtevant Nye, 1983

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FORT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fort is used in the context of the following news items.
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Detroit's Fort St. bridge may stay shut until September
For business owners like Drana Sinistaj,who runs A & L Ham Palace on West Fort with her husband , the project couldn't be completed soon ... «The Detroit News, Jul 15»
2
Fort Drum soldiers relieved cuts were not worse
WATERTOWN — In the service for only seven months, Pvt. Joel Ceniseros was relieved to hear that Fort Drum dodged a bullet last week. «WatertownDailyTimes.com, Jul 15»
3
New Fort Worth med school more than just academic perk
Biology majors Ali Medders and Jacob Malmquist, in a research lab at TCU in Fort Worth, are part of TCU's Pre-Health Professions Institute, ... «WFAA, Jul 15»
4
Police Arrest Suspect in Fort Smith Killing
FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A man was shot and killed while on a run in Fort ... 6:45 a.m. Saturday on Wells Lake Road in Fort Smith, police said. «5newsonline.com, Jul 15»
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Man, 24, killed in south Fort Worth shooting
A man is dead, and police were searching Saturday for the suspect who they believe shot him Friday afternoon. Cpl. Tracey Knight, a police ... «Fort Worth Star Telegram, Jul 15»
6
New Miss Florida USA crowned in Fort Lauderdale
Brie Gabrielle of Palm Beach was named Miss Florida USA 2016 onstage Saturday night at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. Gabrielle will ... «Local 10, Jul 15»
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US Sen Isakson reports Fort Gordon adding small number of troops …
Unlike other military bases throughout Georgia, Fort Gordon is poised to add more troops to its active-duty force during the next few years. «Columbia County News Times, Jul 15»
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Fort St. John man charged with terrorism had no links to local …
Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman said she hasn't spoken with anyone who knows Othman Ayed Hamdan, and doesn't know when he arrived ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
9
Overdue Fort Collins teenager found dead from apparent motorcycle …
An overdue Fort Collins motorcyclist was found dead Saturday morning by local agencies after he was reported missing Friday evening. «The Denver Channel, Jul 15»
10
Charles Broadwell: Fort Bragg breaks through the clouds
In conversations around town, I heard different Fort Bragg troop-cut scenarios before last week. One view was that we would come through OK, ... «Fayetteville Observer, Jul 15»

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