- (America) IPA: /fɔɹt/
- (RP) IPA: /fɔːt/
- (rhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /fo(ː)ɹt/
- (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /foət/
fort (plural forts)
- A fortified defensive structure stationed with troops.
- Any permanent army post.
- (historical) An outlying trading-station, as in British North America.
- (fortified defensive structure) bastion, bulwark, bunker, castle, citadel, donjon, fortification, fortress, foxhole, keep, motte and bailey, rampart, stronghold
- (permanent army post) air base, armory, arsenal, base, camp, headquarters, supply depot, watchtower
- French: fort
- German: Festung, Fort
- Italian: forte, fortezza, fortilizio, fortino, bicocca, piazzaforte, ridotta
- Portuguese: forte
- Russian: форт
- Spanish: fuerte, fortaleza
- German: Stützpunkt
fort (forts, present participle forting; past and past participle forted)
- To create a fort, fortifications, a strong point, or a redoubt.