a strong or fortified place occupied by troops and usually surrounded by walls, ditches, and other defensive works; a fortress; fortification.
any permanent army post.
(formerly) a trading post.
Idioms about fort
hold the fort,
to defend one's position against attack or criticism.
to maintain the existing state of affairs.
Other definitions for fort. (2 of 2)
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How to use fort in a sentence
With the right push, it could take you to just about anywhere — to distant tribal forts, to army bases in Waziristan and to hidden corners of the cities.Revisiting Pakistan’s tangle of contradictions and violence | Bilal Qureshi | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Digging into Des Moines HistoryDes Moines traces its modern-day history back to May of 1843, when Captain James Allen supervised construction of a fort at the place where the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers merge.Des Moines : Come and See All that The Capital City has to Offer! | LGBTQ-Editor | November 22, 2020 | No Straight News
The blanket-draped fort served as the actress’s workstation, with a host of audio producers providing directions via video conference.‘Call of Duty’ voice actors spent the summer on video calls like the rest of us | Mike Hume | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
This year, when Davis was asked to hold down the fort without James on the floor in the regular season, the Lakers weren’t anything special, getting outscored by 3 points per 100 possessions, per NBA Advanced Stats.LeBron And AD Are The Heroes. But The Sum Of This Lakers Club Was More Than Its Superstar Parts. | Chris Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org) | October 12, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
While the liberation of towns and forts is rewarding, it does get repetitive.
And on Nov. 22, 1963, President Kennedy was offered an “Open Road” by the city of fort Worth, as was its tradition.
My choice is that it should be required reading by those who run the city of fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Vincent fort, a state senator from Georgia, saw big differences between ALEC and SIX.
America already has a cereal cafe, Cereality, which has a store in Virginia and at the Dallas fort Worth airport.
Take the case of Herx v. Diocese of fort Wayne, an employment discrimination suit in the Seventh Circuit.Catholic Church: Religious Freedom Trumps Civil Rights | Jay Michaelson | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After an eight weeks' siege, a breach having been made, the city surrendered, and a month later the fort followed the example.
The Mexican artillery soon laid a part of the fort in ruins.
They soon retired, however, as the fort was in danger of being attacked from another side.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
He had been wont to do this on other occasions, because the enemy with nine ships was within sight of the fort.
De l peu d'heures il mourut entre mes mains fort chrestiennement.
British Dictionary definitions for fort
a fortified enclosure, building, or position able to be defended against an enemy
hold the fort informal to maintain or guard something temporarily
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Other Idioms and Phrases with fort
see hold the fort.
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