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Definition 1: a fortified defensive structure - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fort in the sense of this definition

(fort is a kind of ...) a structure used to defend against attack

"the artillery battered down the defenses"

(... is a kind of fort ) any of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moors

(... is a kind of fort ) a small fort or earthwork defending a ford, pass, or castle gate

(... is a kind of fort ) a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings

"Tucson was first settled as a walled presidio"

(... is a kind of fort ) a circular masonry fort for coastal defence

(... is an instance of fort) a fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution

(... is an instance of fort) a fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings in the Middle Ages

(... is an instance of fort) a fortress in London on the Thames; used as a palace and a state prison and now as a museum containing the crown jewels

(... is an instance of fort) Inca fortress city in the Andes in Peru discovered in 1911; it may have been built in the 15th century

(fort is a part of ...) a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns

Definition 2: a fortified military post where troops are stationed - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fort in the sense of this definition

(fort is a kind of ...) military installation at which a body of troops is stationed

"this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby" "there is an officer's club on the post"

(... is an instance of fort) a United States Army base in Maryland; headquarters of the National Security Agency

(fort belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 3: station (troops) in a fort - [verb of competition]

(fort is a kind of ...) assign to a station

Definition 4: enclose by or as if by a fortification - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for fort in the sense of this definition

(fort is a kind of ...) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

(... is a kind of fort ) fortify by surrounding with trenches

"He trenched his military camp"

(... is a kind of fort ) fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense

"an embattled castle"

Definition 5: gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for fort in the sense of this definition

(fort is a kind of ...) collect in one place

"We assembled in the church basement" "Let's gather in the dining room"

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