What is fort?

  • (verb): Gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense.
    Synonyms: fort up
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fort:

Fort Lewis College - History
... The first Fort Lewis army post was constructed in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, in 1878, and was relocated in 1880 to Hesperus, Colorado, on the southern slopes of the La Plata Mountains ... In 1891, Fort Lewis was decommissioned and converted into a federal, off-reservation Indian boarding school ... In 1911, the fort's property and buildings in Hesperus were transferred to the state of Colorado to establish an "agricultural and mechanic arts high school." That deed came with two conditions that the land would be ...
Oswego, New York - History - Early History
... a trading post in the area in 1722 and fortified it with a log palisade later called Fort Oswego ... The first fortification on the site of the current Fort Ontario was built by the British in 1755 and called the "Fort of the Six Nations." ...
Fort Lytton National Park
... Fort Lytton is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 13 km northeast of Brisbane ... Fort Lytton is an important historical site ... It is the only fort in Australia with a moat ...
USS Powhatan (1850) - Service History - Civil War, 1860–1865
... Porter, she assisted in the relief of Fort Pickens, Florida ... to countermand the order sending the Powhatan to Fort Pickens and send the ship to assist in the relief expedition to Fort Sumter instead, but because ... She participated in the successful reduction of Fort Fisher, 24–25 December 1864 and in its capture on 13–15 January 1865 ...
Fort Duquesne
... Fort Duquesne ( /duːˈkeɪn/, originally called Fort Du Quesne) was a fort established by the French in 1754, at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers in what is now ... It was destroyed and replaced by Fort Pitt in 1758 over two centuries later, the site formerly occupied by Fort Duquesne is now Point State Park ...

More definitions of "fort":

  • (verb): Enclose by or as if by a fortification.
    Synonyms: fortify
  • (noun): A fortified defensive structure.
    Synonyms: fortress
  • (noun): A fortified military post where troops are stationed.
    Synonyms: garrison
  • (verb): Station (troops) in a fort.

Famous quotes containing the word fort:

    How often we read that the enemy occupied a position which commanded the old, and so the fort was evacuated! Have not the school-house and the printing-press occupied a position which commands such a fort as this?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    To die, to be really dead, that must be glorious.... There are far worse things awaiting man than death.
    —Garrett Fort (1900–1945)

    ‘Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.
    Miguel De Cervantes (1547–1616)