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EnglishEdit

 Fort (disambiguation) on Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French fort (strong) (adjective use is of Old French).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fort (plural forts)

  1. A fortified defensive structure stationed with troops.
  2. Any permanent army post.

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TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

fort (third-person singular simple present forts, present participle forting, simple past and past participle forted)

  1. To create a fort, fortifications, a strong point, or a redoubt.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fortis (strong).

AdjectiveEdit

fort (feminine forta, masculine plural forts, feminine plural fortes)

  1. strong (forceful, powerful)
  2. strong (durable, resistant)
  3. strong (potent, having a high degree of intensity)

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AdverbEdit

fort

  1. strongly

NounEdit

fort m (plural forts, feminine forta)

  1. A strong person.
  2. strength (the strongest part of something)
  3. A fort or other defensive construction.

InterjectionEdit

fort

  1. Expressing approval of a punishment or misfortune suffered by another.

DanishEdit

NounEdit

fort n (singular definite fortet, plural indefinite forter)

  1. fort

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fort n (plural forten, diminutive fortje n)

  1. castle
  2. fort

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fortis (strong). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fort).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fort (feminine singular forte, masculine plural forts, feminine plural fortes)

  1. strong; powerful
    Arnie est fort.Arnie is strong.
    hommes fortsstrong men
  2. (informal) skilled, proficient, successful, sometimes translated "good" (often used in reference to academic subjects)
    Je suis fort en anglaisI am good at English

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AdverbEdit

fort

  1. strongly
  2. much, a lot
    • 2001, Le Funambule, page 141, ISBN 2870952465
      Alors on ferme les yeux, on a fort envie de quelque chose et on se l'offre.
      So we close our eyes, we really fancy something and we're going to take it.
  3. (when preceding an adjective) very (the adjective)

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NounEdit

fort m (plural forts)

  1. A fort

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German vort, Old High German forth, Proto-Germanic *furþa-, compare English forth, Dutch voort.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

fort

  1. away
  2. gone
  3. going on, continuing

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Further readingEdit

  • fort in Duden online

Middle FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fort m (feminine singular forte, masculine plural fors, feminine plural fortes)

  1. strong

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French fort, from Latin fortis, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ-.

AdjectiveEdit

fort m

  1. strong

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NounEdit

fort m (plural forts)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey, military, etc.) fort

Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German vort

AdverbEdit

fort (comparative fortere, superlative fortest)

  1. fast, quick (adverb), quickly

Etymology 2Edit

 
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From French fort

NounEdit

fort n (definite singular fortet, indefinite plural fort or forter, definite plural forta or fortene)

  1. (military) a fort

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German vort.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fort (indefinite singular fort, definite singular and plural forte, comparative fortare, indefinite superlative fortast, definite superlative fortaste)

  1. quick
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AdverbEdit

fort

  1. quickly
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Etymology 2Edit

From French fort.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fort n (definite singular fortet, indefinite plural fort, definite plural forta)

  1. fortress
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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fortis

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fort m (oblique and nominative feminine singular fort or forte)

  1. strong
    • late 12th century, anonymous, La Folie de Tristan d'Oxford, page 354 (of the Champion Classiques edition of Le Roman de Tristan, ISBN 2-7453-0520-4, lines 67-70:
      La nef ert fort e belle e grande,
      bone cum cele k'ert markande.
      De plusurs mers chargee esteit,
      en Engleterre curre devait.
      The ship was strong and beautiful and big,
      good like a merchant's ship
      loaded with lots of different type of merchandise
      ready to set sail to England.

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AdverbEdit

fort

  1. strongly

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Old IrishEdit

PronounEdit

fort

  1. 2nd person singular of for
    on you

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PolishEdit

 
fort

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin fortis.

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NounEdit

fort m inan

  1. fortress (fortified place)

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SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Attested since 1609 according to Nationalencyklopedins Ordbok, from Middle Low German fort (away, further, forward), which is used adverbially (forts) with the same meaning in Low German. Related to för ("fore"), före, ("before") and forsla ("transport; carry; haul").

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

fort

  1. quickly/quick, fast
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Etymology 2Edit

Attested since 1651 according to Nationalencyklopedins Ordbok. From French fort.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fort n

  1. a fort
Usage notesEdit
  • Permanent (stone) fortifications in Europe are called fästning, while fort (and skans) is used for less permanent (earth and wood) structures and for forts in America.
DeclensionEdit
Declension of fort 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fort fortet fort forten
Genitive forts fortets forts fortens
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