Fort



[fawrt, fohrt] /fɔrt, foʊrt/

noun
1.
a strong or 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.
Idioms
4.
hold the fort,

1.
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2.
fortified.
/fɔːt/
noun
1.
a fortified enclosure, building, or position able to be defended against an enemy
2.
(informal) hold the fort, to maintain or guard something temporarily
n.

mid-15c., “fortified place, stronghold,” from Middle French fort, from noun use in Old French of fort (adj.) “strong, fortified” (10c.), from Latin fortis “strong, mighty, firm, steadfast,” from Old Latin forctus, possibly from PIE root *bheregh- “high, elevated,” with derivatives referring to hills and hill-forts (cf. Sanskrit brmhati “strengthens, elevates,” Old High German berg “hill;” see barrow (n.2)).
1.
fortification
2.
fortified
see: hold the fort

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