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English noun: fort

1. fort (artifact) a fortified military post where troops are stationed


Synonymsgarrison


Broader (hypernym)military post, post


Instance hyponymFort George G. Meade, Fort George Gordon Meade, Fort Meade


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. fort (artifact) a fortified defensive structure


Synonymsfortress


Broader (hypernym)defence, defense, defensive structure


Narrower (hyponym)alcazar, martello tower, presidio, sconce


Instance hyponymAlhambra, Bastille, Machu Picchu, Tower of London


Part holonymbattlement, crenelation, crenellation


English verb: fort

1. fort (motion) gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense


Synonymsfort up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet

2. fort (contact) enclose by or as if by a fortification


Synonymsfortify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)close in, enclose, inclose, shut in


Narrower (hyponym)embattle, trench

3. fort (competition) station (troops) in a fort


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)place, post, send, station









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