What is fort?

  • (noun): A fortified defensive structure.
    Synonyms: fortress
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fort:

Oswego, New York - History - Early History
... 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 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 downtown ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
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
... David Dixon Porter, she assisted in the relief of Fort Pickens, Florida ... attempted 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 ...

More definitions of "fort":

  • (noun): A fortified military post where troops are stationed.
    Synonyms: garrison
  • (verb): Enclose by or as if by a fortification.
    Synonyms: fortify
  • (verb): Station (troops) in a fort.
  • (verb): Gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense.
    Synonyms: fort up

Famous quotes containing the word fort:

    There was a deserted log camp here, apparently used the previous winter, with its “hovel” or barn for cattle.... It was a simple and strong fort erected against the cold, and suggested what valiant trencher work had been done there.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I think it will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even horrify you. So if any of you feel that you do not care to subject your nerves to such a strain, now is your chance to—Well, we warned you.
    —Garrett Fort (1900–1945)

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