fort

Definitions

  • FORT YELLOWSTONE
    FORT YELLOWSTONE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fort station (troops) in a fort
    • v fort enclose by or as if by a fortification
    • v fort gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense
    • n fort a fortified defensive structure
    • n fort a fortified military post where troops are stationed
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Plan of Fort St. Louis, 1683 Plan of Fort St. Louis, 1683
Prince of Wales's Fort, Hudson's bay, 1777 Prince of Wales's Fort, Hudson's bay, 1777
Firing a demiculverine from a bastion at “James Fort.” (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Firing a demiculverine from a bastion at “James Fort.” (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
MAGDELAINE DE VERCHÈRES The First Girl Scout in the New World. From Statue erected by Lord Grey, near the site of Fort Verchères on the St. Lawrence MAGDELAINE DE VERCHÈRES The First Girl Scout in the New World. From Statue erected by Lord Grey, near the site of...
FORT DETROIT IN 1812 FORT DETROIT IN 1812
Using the Fort as a Raft Using the Fort as a Raft
SPANISH FORT ON RAILROAD TO JURAGUA MINES SPANISH FORT ON RAILROAD TO JURAGUA MINES

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Everyone knows that the U.S. gold depository is in Fort Knox, Kentucky. But nobody seems to know that the U.S. silver depository is at West Point, New York.
    • n Fort (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 ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first foreign fort the American flag flew over was Fort Derne in Libya, on the shores of Tripoli
    • fort Strong.
    • fort Tipsy.
    • n fort A strong place of defense; a fortified building or inclosure; especially, an armed place for a garrison, provided with defensive works, for the protection of a town, harbor, frontier, or other point against the approach or passage of hostile forces.
    • n fort A trading-post among the North American Indians, whether fortified or not. Such posts were originally armed forts, and the name continued to be used after defenses became unnecessary, and they were accordingly built without them.
    • n fort Same as forte, 1.
    • fort To occupy a fort.
    • fort An abbreviation of fortification.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: While the US government's supply of gold is kept at Fort Knox, its supply of silver is kept at the Military Academy at West Point, NY.
    • n Fort fōrt a small fortress: an outlying trading-station, as in British North America
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Idioms

Hold the fort - If you hold the fort, you look after something or assume someone's responsibilities while they are away.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. fortis, strong.

Usage

In literature:

He had planned to reach another fort: Van Metre's Fort, a block-house beyond the hill.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
This turned out to be not a trading post but a fort, named Fort Belle Vue, and afterward, Fort Madison.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
Battles: Tupelo, Spanish Fort, Fort Blakely.
"The Black Phalanx" by Joseph T. Wilson
It received the name of Fort Frederick, and the remains of its ramparts may still be seen at "Old Fort" in Carleton.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
Our house was like a stone fort in its security, and Aunt Candace had fastened the door behind him.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
I think a fortnight will be sufficient for us to build such a fort as will protect us.
"Scouting with Daniel Boone" by Everett T. Tomlinson
He feared that were they once inside the walls of Fort Loudon this design against the agreement with his allies would become transparent.
"The Story of Old Fort Loudon" by Charles Egbert Craddock
About the 18th of December we took up a position before the fort of Deig, and in two days after broke ground against it.
"Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp" by John Shipp
The soldiers from the fort use the trail yonder, you know.
"Boys of The Fort" by Ralph Bonehill
All these were within the enclosure called Fort St. George.
"Rulers of India: Lord Clive" by George Bruce Malleson
Indian runners brought vague rumours of thirty white men building a fort on the Upper Columbia.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
One of these was named Fort Jackson and the other Fort St. Philip.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
The Confederates had built two strong forts in Kentucky which they named Fort Henry and Fort Donelson.
"The Story of Our Country"
The fort was captured by the British under Monckton, in 1755, and renamed Fort Cumberland.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
We all know 'bout him to our Fort.
"The Sun Maid" by Evelyn Raymond
Higher up were Fort Mifflin on Mud (or Fort) Island, and Fort Mercer on the Jersey shore; with chevaux-de-frise between them.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
The only forts saved were those near Key West, Fort Pickens at Pensacola, and Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
The whole road from Fort Bridger to Fort Laramie has been infested with a nuisance in the shape of dead cattle.
"Narrative of the March of Co. A, Engineers from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to Fort Bridger, Utah, and Return" by William P. Seville
The heaviest annual rainfall occurs at Nutchek, with a decided drop to Fort Tongass; then, Orca, Juneau, Sitka, and Fort Liscum.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
There were more than a score of these forts in different parts of the settlements.
"Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama." by George Cary Eggleston
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In poetry:

Now when Sir Pronoun look'd abroad,
And spied the coming train,
He left his fort beside the road,
And ran with might and main.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
A sudden silence in the fort;
    A fearful hum without—
And by the brook the scarlet flowers
    That tempted Polly out.
"York Garrison, 1640" by Sarah Orne Jewett
The evening gun had sounded from gray Fort
Mary's walls;
Through the forest, like a wild beast, roared and
plunged the Saco's' falls.
"Mary Garvin" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"They are firing on Fort Sumpter;
Oh! I wish that I was there! —
Why, dear mother! what's the matter?
You're the picture of despair."
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
I see the gray fort's broken wall,
The boats that rock below;
And, out at sea, the passing sails
We saw so long ago
Rose-red in morning's glow.
"A Sea Dream" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Ah, no! It is only the Rambler,
The Idler, who lives in Bolt Court,
And who says, were he Laird of Inchkenneth,
He would wall himself round with a fort.
"A Wraith In The Mist. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

FORT DODGE, Iowa — Police say two men wanted after escaping from a county jail in east central Georgia have been caught in Fort Dodge.
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police continue to investigate a deadly shooting at the Palm Vista Apartments.
Trinity Family Worship, 500 E Poplar St in Fort Gibson, will host the Fort Gibson Community Thanksgiving Fellowship Meeting at 6 pm Nov 17.
South Fort Myers sophomore quarterback Keith Smith drops back to pass against Fort Myers on Oct 12, 2012 at South Fort Myers High School.
The Fort Mill VFW's 13th annual Fish Fry is from 1 to 4 pm Saturday at the Post, 1442 Harris Road, Fort Mill.
After the Fort Bend Star received a tip about the Republican candidate for Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Commissioner, the Star conducted an in-depth review of Bruce Fleming and his wife, Nancy Fleming 's voting record.
Amy Kuykendall, a teacher at Tropic Isles school in North Fort Myers, left, looks for a bowl at Empty Bowls, a benefit for the Harry Chapin Food Bank , at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers.
Fort Worth Business Press Fort Worth, TX.
FORT LAUDERDALE , FLA. IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay will be honored in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale with a public celebration next Wednesday.
FORT LAUDERDALE , Fla. (AP) — IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay will be honored in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale with a public celebration next Wednesday.
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer.
FORT WAYNE — Police are looking for suspects in an armed robbery that occurred Thursday morning in Fort Wayne .
FORT WAYNE — A proposed special tax to help Fort Wayne cover costs for tree damage caused by an invasive beetle has been derailed.
RELATED from The Fort-Wayne News-Sentinel: Smith Academy for Excellence, or SAFE, the first all-boys school in Fort Wayne , Ind.
Fort Worth Business Press Fort Worth , TX.
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In science:

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On dual timelike - spacelike Mannheim partner curves in ID3 1
Various efthe first work by Bethe and Weizs ¨acker , nuclear theory forts aim at constraining the functional from microscopic intersought to provide a consistent and global description of nuactions or devising a systematic approach .
Correlations Tests in Nuclear Mass Model Development
It was discovered independently by Lynds and Petrosian (1986) and by Soucail, Fort, Mellllier and Picat (1987).
Tests of General Relativity at Large Distances and Dark Matter -
The current status of the investigations of this very hot topic was discussed at the Symposium in the beautiful experimental-oriented talk of Stuart 66 and theoreticallyoriented talk of Forte 67 .
Radiative QCD Corrections: A Personal Outlook
One can find an uptodate review of the progress in pQCD in the Forte’s talk .
In combat with nonperturbative QCD
This is a very difficult technical problem, in which remarkable progress has been made ( see Forte’s talk ). 2.
In combat with nonperturbative QCD
In our working group we covered the renormalon contributions in much detail ( see Forte’s talk for a comprehensive review of the present situation).
In combat with nonperturbative QCD
Acknowledgements: I am grateful to Stefano Forte for pleasant and fruitful cooperation in conducting theory DIS’97. I am thankful to all members of our WG for their contributions and discussions which make our work a success.
In combat with nonperturbative QCD
Forte, reports of Theory Working Group (V), these Proceedings.
Summary, DIS 97
Making some hypotheses on cluster geometry, it is possible to determine the pro jected mass inside the arc (see, e.g., Fort & Mellier 1994).
The Cosmological Mass Function
He presented his and Stefano Forte’s results on NLLA corrections to anomalous dimensions which turn out to be enormous.
Highlights of the Theory
At larger distance from the cluster centre, images of background galaxies are only weakly deformed, and they are referred to as arclets (Fort et al. 1988; Tyson et al. 1990).
Weak Gravitational Lensing
For a review on arcs a nd arclets in galaxy clusters see Fort & Mellier (1994).
Weak Gravitational Lensing
In addition, given the finite angular resolution of the mass map, the core size derived from weak lensing is most likely only an upper bound to the true value, and in both clusters the derived core size is signi ficantly larger than found in clusters with giant lum inous arcs (see, e.g., Fort & Mellier 1994).
Weak Gravitational Lensing
Fort et al. (1997) discovered that the number density of very faint galaxies drops dramatically near the critical curve of the cluster Cl 0024+16, and remains considerably lower than the mean number density out to about twice the Einstein radius.
Weak Gravitational Lensing
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