[fawr-ti-tood, -tyood] /ˈfɔr tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously:
Never once did her fortitude waver during that long illness.
strength and firmness of mind; resolute endurance
early 15c., from Middle French fortitude, from Latin fortitudo “strength, force, firmness,” from fortis “strong, brave” (see fort).
[fawr-ti-tood-n-uh s, -tyood-] /ˌfɔr tɪˈtud n əs, -ˈtyud-/ adjective 1. having or showing fortitude; marked by bravery or courage. adj. from Latin fortitudinem (nominative fortitudo; see fortitude) + -ous. Related: Fortitudinously.
noun 1. a military reservation and U.S. Army training center in N central South Carolina, NE of Columbia.
noun 1. a national monument in Dry Tortugas, Fla.: a federal prison 1863–73; now a marine museum.
noun 1. a former fort in S Nebraska, near Kearney: an important post on the Oregon Trail.