[fawrt, fohrt] /fɔrt, foʊrt/
a strong or 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.
hold the fort,
a fortified enclosure, building, or position able to be defended against an enemy
(informal) hold the fort, to maintain or guard something temporarily
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)).
see: hold the fort
[fawr-tl-ey-zuh; Portuguese fawr-tuh-le-zuh] /ˌfɔr tlˈeɪ zə; Portuguese ˌfɔr təˈlɛ zə/ noun 1. a seaport in NE Brazil. /Portuguese fortaˈleza/ noun 1. a port in NE Brazil, capital of Ceará state. Pop: 3 261 000 (2005 est) Also called Ceará
[fawr-tl-is] /ˈfɔr tl ɪs/ noun 1. a small fort; an outwork. 2. Archaic. a fortress. /ˈfɔːtəlɪs/ noun 1. a small fort or outwork of a fortification
[bel-vawr] /ˈbɛl vɔr/ noun 1. a military reservation and U.S. Army training center in NE Virginia on the Potomac.
noun 1. a military reservation and U.S. Army training center in central Indiana, NE of Indianapolis.