fort: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fôrt, fōrt), [key]
— n.
  1. a strong or fortified place occupied by troops and usually surrounded by walls, ditches, and other defensive works; a fortress; fortification.
  2. any permanent army post.
  3. (formerly) a trading post.
    1. to defend one's position against attack or criticism.
    2. to maintain the existing state of affairs.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. fortification.
  2. fortified.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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