Crossword clues for fort
- Dix or Knox
- _____ Hood, Tex.
- Alcaide's command
- Place to Bragg about?
- ___ Collins, Colo.
- Something to hold
- Eustis or Jay
- The Alamo was used as one
- ___ Jay, on 7 Down
- Permanent army post
- Knox or Dix
- Army post
- Ticonderoga, e.g.
- Ord, e.g.
- Knox or Wayne
- McHenry or Sumter
- Ord or Dix
- Where the Civil War began, with 43 Across
- Worth or Wayne
- "___ Apache, the Bronx"
- Ticonderoga is one
- Bragg or Lee, e.g.
- McHenry, e.g.
- Means of defense
- Snow construction
- Locale in a western
- Snow creation
- Construction of snow, maybe
- Siege site
- *Locale in a western
- Kids' snow construction
- Snow structure
- Defense in a snow fight
- With 43-Down, storied Bronx station house
- Old West trading post
- Old fur trader's locale
- Western setting
- ___ Lauderdale, Fla.
- Something to hold down
- Setting for 76-Down
- Baltimore's ___ McHenry
- ___ Ticonderoga
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-15c., "fortified place, stronghold," from Old French fort "fort, fortress; strong man," noun use of adjective meaning "strong, stout, sturdy; hard, severe, difficult; hard to understand; dreadful, terrible; fortified" (10c.), from Latin fortis "strong, mighty; firm, steadfast; brave, spirited," from Old Latin forctus, possibly from PIE root *bhergh- (2) "high, elevated," with derivatives referring to hills and hill-forts (see barrow (n.2)). Or possibly from *dher- (2) "to hold firmly, support." Figurative use of hold the fort attested from 1590s.
n. 1 A fortify defensive structure stationed with troops. 2 Any permanent army post.
A fort is a fortification, a defensive military construction. __NOTOC__
Fort is a business district in Mumbai, India. The area was the heart of the city during the 18th century. The area gets its name from the defensive fort, Fort George, built by the British East India Company around Bombay Castle. The area extends from the docks in the east, to Azad Maidan in the west; Victoria Terminus in the north to Kala Ghoda in the south. This area is the heart of the financial area of the city. Institutions such as the Bombay Stock Exchange, Reserve Bank of India and Tata Group headquarters are located in this area.
Fort is the central business district of Colombo in Sri Lanka. It is the financial district of Colombo and the location of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the World Trade Centre of Colombo from which the CSE operates. It is also the location of the Bank of Ceylon headquarters. Along the foreshore of the Fort area is the Galle Face Green Promenade, built in 1859 under the governance of Sir Henry George Ward, the Governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) during British colonial administration. Fort is also home to the General Post Office, hotels, government departments and offices.
Fort is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Charles Fort (1874–1932), journalist and researcher whose philosophy inspired the term Fortean
- Charles Fort (poet) (born 1951), American poet
- Connell Fort (1867-1937), Louisiana politician
- Cornelia Fort (1919–1943), American aviator
- De Witt Clinton Fort (1830–1868), Texan politician
- Franklin W. Fort (1880–1937), American politician
- Garrett Fort (1900–1948), American screenwriter
- George F. Fort (1809–1872), American politician
- Greenbury L. Fort (1825–1883), American politician
- Jeff Fort (born 1947), American gang leader and convicted terrorist
- John Franklin Fort (1852–1920), American politician
- M. K. Fort, Jr. (1921–1964), American mathematician
- Matthew Fort (born 1954), British food writer and critic
- Neal Fort (born 1968), American footballer
- Paul Fort (1872-1960), French poet
- Pavel Fořt (born 1983), Czech footballer
- Ricardo Fort (1968–2013), Argentine socialite, businessman and television director
- Robert Boal Fort (1867–1904), American politician
Usage examples of "fort".
They consisted of forts crowning a succession of rounded hills, and connected by earthen ramparts, loopholed houses, ditches, and an abattis of felled trees.
There Abel Veritt asked Rimon to go up to the top of a hill with the most sensitive Simes of Fort Freedom to zlin any danger spots ahead.
They had the place of honor as witnesses while Abel performed the strange ceremony of vows that constituted the Fort Freedom pledge ceremony.
Attended by a few Indians, he travelled four days and nights, till he found Bigot at an Abenaki fort on the Kennebec.
Chubb succumbed immediately, sounded a parley, and gave up the fort, on condition that he and his men should be protected from the Indians, sent to Boston, and exchanged for French and Abenaki prisoners.
The third time, a band of Abenaki had appeared on the edge of the forest as if preparing for an attack, and the fort had been called to battle readiness.
They have been steadily migrating eastward along the Churchill River, then by way of Cross Lake, Fort Hope, to Abitibi, thence north-easterly clean across the country to Labrador, where few were to be found twenty-five years ago.
French priests minister to the Acadian farmers outside the fort, to the sinister Indians ever lying in ambush, to the French bushrovers under young St.
In a few days the English cannon had been placed in a circle round the fort, and set such strange music humming in the ears of the besieged that the Acadian farmers deserted and the priest nervously thought of flight.
As late as 1698, we find Acadian officials advising the reconstruction of the fort.
The right-hand one, commissioned by my Grandmother Adelia, is of Colonel Parkman, a veteran of the last decisive battle fought in the American Revolution, that of Fort Ticonderoga, now in New York State.
La Nekyia nous est parvenue fort surchargee, par les aedes qui la chantaient aux banquets, de morceaux qui ne sont ni du meme age ni du meme caractere.
On the other hand, the British captured some forts on the Mosquito shore from the Spaniards, and took Aera, on the coast of Africa, from the Dutch.
Southern Baptist Alabamans, branched out to the predominantly black neighborhood of Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Here the archaeological evidence shows that the fort was occupied by an Alamannic king and his followers.