fort

fort(
fort
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (military)
a. la fortaleza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The peasants fled for protection within the walls of the fort.Los campesinos buscaron protección dentro de las murallas de la fortaleza.
b. el fuerte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The soldiers prepared for the battle in front of the fort.Los soldados se preparaban para la batalla delante del fuerte.
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fort
[fɔːt]
noun
1. fortaleza (f) fuerte (m) (militar)
  • to hold the fort (sentido figurado) quedarse al cargo
FORT KNOX La base militar de Fort Knox, en Kentucky, alberga los lingotes de las reservas de oro de EE.UU. El nombre Fort Knox se emplea a menudo en sentido figurado para dar a entender que un lugar está celosamente vigilado o es inexpugnable: “their house has so many burglar alarms it's like Fort Knox” (“su casa tiene tantas alarmas que parece Fort Knox”).
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fort [fɔːt]
noun
(Mil) fortaleza (f); fuerte (m)
to hold the fort quedarse a cargo
hold the fort till I get back hazte cargo hasta que yo regrese
modifier
Fort Knox (n) lugar donde se guardan las reservas de oro de EE.UU.
they've turned their house into Fort Knox han convertido su casa en un búnker
Inspector Jepson believes the majority of burglaries are preventable. "You don't have to turn your home into Fort Knox," he says. "The risks can be reduced by just a few simple measures"
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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