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English noun: fort

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


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


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


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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