fort

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

fort (plural forts)

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

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fortis (strong).

Adjective[edit]

fort m (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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Adverb[edit]

fort

  1. strongly

Noun[edit]

fort m (plural forts, feminine forta)

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

Interjection[edit]

fort

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

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fort n (plural forten, diminutive fortje n)

  1. castle

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

fort m (feminine 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 anglais ― I am good at English

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Adverb[edit]

fort

  1. strongly
  2. much, a lot
  3. (when preceding an adjective) very (the adjective)

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Noun[edit]

fort m (plural forts)

  1. A fort

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German[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

fort

  1. away
  2. going on, continuing

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  • fort in Duden online

Middle French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. strong

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

fort m (f forte, m plural forts, f plural fortes)

  1. strong

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Noun[edit]

fort m (plural forts)

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

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German.

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. quick
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Adverb[edit]

fort

  1. quickly
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French.

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. fortress
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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin fortis

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Adjective[edit]

fort m, f

  1. strong

Adverb[edit]

fort

  1. strongly

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Old Irish[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

fort

  1. 2nd person singular of for
    on you

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Polish[edit]

fort

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin fortis.

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Noun[edit]

fort m

  1. fortress (fortified place)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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").

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Adverb[edit]

fort

  1. quickly/quick, fast
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

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fort n

  1. a fort
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Usage notes[edit]
  • 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.
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