a wine, as port or sherry, to which brandy has been added in order to arrest fermentation or to increase the alcoholic content.
wine treated by the addition of brandy or alcohol, such as port, marsala, and sherry
[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 […]
[fawr-tan; French fawr-tan] /ˈfɔr tæn; French fɔrˈtɛ̃/ noun 1. an adjustable cistern barometer, the most common of those employing mercury.
noun 1. a military reservation in SW California, NE of Barstow.
[fawr-tis] /ˈfɔr tɪs/ Phonetics adjective 1. pronounced with considerable muscular tension and breath pressure, resulting in a strong fricative or explosive sound. In stressed position (p, t, k, ch, f, th, s, sh) and sometimes (h) are fortis in English as compared with (b, d, g, j, v, th̸, z, and zh), which are lenis. […]