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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fort  \Fort\,  n.  [F.,  from  fort  strong,  L.  fortis;  perh.  akin  to 
  Skr.  darh  to  fix,  make  firm,  and  to  E.  firm  Cf  {Forte}, 
  {Force},  {Fortalice},  {Comfort},  {Effort}.]  (Mil.) 
  A  strong  or  fortified  place  usually,  a  small  fortified 
  place  occupied  only  by  troops,  surrounded  with  a  ditch, 
  rampart,  and  parapet,  or  with  palisades,  stockades,  or  other 
  means  of  defense;  a  fortification. 
 
  Detached  works  depending  solely  on  their  own  strength, 
  belong  to  the  class  of  works  termed  forts.  --Farrow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fort 
  n  1:  a  fortified  place  where  troops  are  stationed  [syn:  {garrison}] 
  2:  a  fortified  place  [syn:  {fortress}] 
  v  1:  gather  in  or  as  if  in  a  fort,  as  for  protection  or  defense 
  [syn:  {fort  up}] 
  2:  enclose  by  a  fortification  [syn:  {fortify}] 
  3:  station  in  a  fort,  as  of  troops 




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