a fort in SE South Carolina, in the harbor of Charleston: its bombardment by the Confederates opened the Civil War on April 12, 1861.
a fort in SE South Carolina, guarding Charleston Harbour. Its capture by Confederate forces (1861) was the first action of the Civil War
military installation in South Carolina, U.S., begun in 1827, named for U.S. Revolutionary War officer and Congressman Thomas Sumter (1734-1832), “The Carolina Gamecock.” The family name is attested from 1206, from Old French sometier “driver of a pack horse.”
[tom-uh s] /ˈtɒm əs/ noun 1. a city in N Kentucky.
/fɔːˈtjuːɪˌtɪzəm/ noun 1. (philosophy) the doctrine that evolutionary adaptations are the result of chance Compare tychism
[fawr-too-i-tuh s, -tyoo-] /fɔrˈtu ɪ təs, -ˈtyu-/ adjective 1. happening or produced by chance; accidental: a fortuitous encounter. 2. lucky; fortunate: a series of fortuitous events that advanced her career. /fɔːˈtjuːɪtəs/ adjective 1. happening by chance, esp by a lucky chance; unplanned; accidental adj. 1650s, from Latin fortuitus “happening by chance, casual, accidental,” from forte […]
[fawr-too-i-tee, -tyoo-] /fɔrˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-/ noun, plural fortuities for 2, 3. 1. the state or quality of being ; character. 2. an accidental occurrence. 3. an instance of great luck or good fortune. /fɔːˈtjuːɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. a chance or accidental occurrence 2. fortuitousness 3. chance or accident n. 1747, from fortuitous + […]