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FORT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fort mean? 

FORT (noun)
  The noun FORT has 2 senses:

1. a fortified military post where troops are stationed
2. a fortified defensive structure

  Familiarity information: FORT used as a noun is rare.


FORT (verb)
  The verb FORT has 3 senses:

1. gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense
2. enclose by or as if by a fortification
3. station (troops) in a fort

  Familiarity information: FORT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FORT (noun)


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Meaning:

A fortified military post where troops are stationed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fort; garrison

Hypernyms ("fort" is a kind of...):

military post; post (military installation at which a body of troops is stationed)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Instance hyponyms:

Fort George G. Meade; Fort George Gordon Meade; Fort Meade (a United States Army base in Maryland; headquarters of the National Security Agency)


Sense 2fort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fortified defensive structure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fortress; fort

Hypernyms ("fort" is a kind of...):

defence; defense; defensive structure (a structure used to defend against attack)

Meronyms (parts of "fort"):

battlement; crenelation; crenellation (a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fort"):

alcazar (any of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moors)

martello tower (a circular masonry fort for coastal defence)

presidio (a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings)

Instance hyponyms:

Alhambra (a fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings in the Middle Ages)

Bastille (a fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution)

Tower of London (a fortress in London on the Thames; used as a palace and a state prison and now as a museum containing the crown jewels)

Machu Picchu (Inca fortress city in the Andes in Peru discovered in 1911; it may have been built in the 15th century)


FORT (verb)


Sense 1fort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

fort; fort up

Hypernyms (to "fort" is one way to...):

assemble; foregather; forgather; gather; meet (collect in one place)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2fort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enclose by or as if by a fortification

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

fort; fortify

Hypernyms (to "fort" is one way to...):

close in; enclose; inclose; shut in (surround completely)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fort"):

trench (fortify by surrounding with trenches)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3fort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Station (troops) in a fort

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "fort" is one way to...):

base; place; post; send; station (assign to a station)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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