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Definition of "fort" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fort" in a sentence
  • "Olo means _fort_ and Senga a _parrot_, and hence the island was called Olosenga -- the fort or refuge of parrots."
  • "September 8, 10 A.M., the marchers advance through the woods on Johnson's fort, when suddenly they learn that their scout has lied, -- _Johnson himself is still at the fort_."
  • "At the same time, I have heard Germans quote the saying -- "_Geschiedene Leute scheiden fort und fort_," and object strongly to associate with anyone, however innocent, who had been connected with a matrimonial scandal."