[fawr-tee-ith] /ˈfɔr ti ɪθ/
next after the thirty-ninth; being the ordinal number for 40.
being one of 40 equal parts.
a fortieth part, especially of one (1/40).
the fortieth member of a series.
the fraction equal to one divided by 40 (1/40)
Old English feowertigoða, from feowertig (see forty) + -th (1). Cf. Old Norse fertugonde, Swedish fyrationde, Danish fyrretyvende.
[fawr-tuh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌfɔr tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of or strengthening. 2. something that or protects. 3. the art or science of constructing defensive military works. 4. Often, fortifications. military works constructed for the purpose of strengthening a position; a fort: Supposedly impregnable, the fortifications were quickly overrun. 5. a strengthening or improvement, […]
noun 1. an agate, used as a gem, having polygonal banding such that it suggests the plan of a bastion.
[fawr-tuh-fahy] /ˈfɔr təˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), fortified, fortifying. 1. to protect or strengthen against attack; surround or provide with defensive military works. 2. to furnish with a means of resisting force or standing strain or wear: to fortify cotton with nylon. 3. to make strong; impart strength or vigor to: to fortify oneself with […]