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Webster 1913 Edition


Fort

Fort

,
Noun.
[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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Fort

FORT

,
Noun.
[L. fortis, strong.]
1.
A fortified place; usually, a small fortified place; a place surrounded with a ditch, rampart, and parapet, or with palisades, stockades, or other means of defense; also, any building or place fortified for security against an enemy; a castle.
2.
A strong side, opposed to weak side or foible.

Definition 2022


Fort

Fort

See also: fort, fört, fořt, for't, and fort-

English

Proper noun

Fort

  1. A surname.

German

Etymology

From French fort

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [foːɐ̯]
  • Rhymes: -oːɐ̯
  • Homophone: vor

Noun

Fort n (genitive Forts, plural Forts)

  1. fort (fortified defensive structure stationed with troops)

Declension

fort

fort

See also: Fort, fört, fořt, for't, and fort-

English

Noun

fort (plural forts)

  1. A fortified defensive structure stationed with troops.
  2. Any permanent army post.

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Catalan

Etymology

From Latin fortis (strong).

Adjective

fort m (feminine forta, masculine plural forts, feminine plural fortes)

  1. strong (forceful, powerful)
  2. strong (durable, resistant)
  3. strong (potent, having a high degree of intensity)

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Adverb

fort

  1. strongly

Noun

fort m (plural forts, feminine forta)

  1. A strong person.
  2. strength (the strongest part of something)
  3. A fort or other defensive construction.

Interjection

fort

  1. Expressing approval of a punishment or misfortune suffered by another.

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔrt

Noun

fort n (plural forten, diminutive fortje n)

  1. castle

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French

Etymology

From Latin fortis (strong). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fort).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔʁ/

Adjective

fort m (feminine singular forte, masculine plural forts, feminine plural fortes)

  1. strong; powerful
    Arnie est fort. ― Arnie is strong.
    hommes fortsstrong men
  2. (informal) skilled, proficient, successful, sometimes translated "good" (often used in reference to academic subjects)
    Je suis fort en anglais ― I am good at English

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adverb

fort

  1. strongly
  2. much, a lot
    • 2001, Le Funambule, page 141, ISBN 2870952465
      Alors on ferme les yeux, on a fort envie de quelque chose et on se l'offre.
      So we close our eyes, we really fancy something and we're going to take it.
  3. (when preceding an adjective) very (the adjective)

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Noun

fort m (plural forts)

  1. A fort

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German

Etymology

From Middle High German vort, Old High German forth, Proto-Germanic *furþa-, compare English forth, Dutch voort.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [fɔɐ̯t]

Adverb

fort

  1. away
  2. gone
  3. going on, continuing

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Middle French

Adjective

fort m (feminine singular forte, masculine plural fors, feminine plural fortes)

  1. strong

Norman

Etymology

From Old French fort, from Latin fortis, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ-.

Adjective

fort m

  1. strong

Derived terms

Noun

fort m (plural forts)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey, military, etc.) fort

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Middle Low German vort

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fuʈ/

Adverb

fort (comparative fortere, superlative fortest)

  1. fast, quick (adverb), quickly

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Middle Low German.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /furt/ (example of pronunciation)

Adjective

fort (indefinite singular fort, definite singular and plural forte, comparative fortare, indefinite superlative fortast, definite superlative fortaste)

  1. quick
Synonyms
  • snøgg
Antonyms

Adverb

fort

  1. quickly
Synonyms
  • snøgt
Antonyms

Etymology 2

From French.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔrt/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun

fort n (definite singular fortet, indefinite plural fort, definite plural forta)

  1. fortress
Derived terms
  • kystfort

References


Old French

Etymology

Latin fortis

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔrt/
  • Rhymes: -ɔrt

Adjective

fort m (oblique and nominative feminine singular fort or forte)

  1. strong
    • late 12th century, anonymous, La Folie de Tristan d'Oxford, page 354 (of the Champion Classiques edition of Le Roman de Tristan, ISBN 2-7453-0520-4), lines 67-70:
      La nef ert fort e belle e grande,
      bone cum cele k'ert markande.
      De plusurs mers chargee esteit,
      en Engleterre curre devait.
      The ship was strong and beautiful and big,
      good like a merchant's ship
      loaded with lots of different type of merchandise
      ready to set sail to England.

Declension

Adverb

fort

  1. strongly

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Old Irish

Pronoun

fort

  1. 2nd person singular of for
    on you

Descendants


Polish

fort

Etymology

Ultimately from Latin fortis.

Pronunciation

Noun

fort m inan

  1. fortress (fortified place)

Declension

Synonyms

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  • fortyfikacja

Swedish

Etymology 1

Attested since 1609 according to Nationalencyklopedins Ordbok, from Middle Low German fort (away, further, forward), which is used adverbially (forts) with the same meaning in Low German. Related to för ("fore"), före, ("before") and forsla ("transport; carry; haul").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fʊrt/

Adverb

fort

  1. quickly/quick, fast
See also

Etymology 2

Attested since 1651 according to Nationalencyklopedins Ordbok. From French fort.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔrt/

Noun

fort n

  1. a fort
Declension
Inflection of fort 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fort fortet fort forten
Genitive forts fortets forts fortens
Usage notes
  • Permanent (stone) fortifications in Europe are called fästning, while fort (and skans) is used for less permanent (earth and wood) structures and for forts in America.
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