"Thou shalt not forswear thyself." Matt.
Syn. See Perjure.
(For*swear"), v. i. To swear falsely; to commit perjury. Shak.
(For*swear"er) n. One who rejects of renounces upon oath; one who swears a false oath.
(For*swonk") a. [Pref. for- + swonk, p. p. of swinkto labor. See Swink.] Overlabored; exhausted; worn
out. [Obs.] Spenser.
(For*swore") imp. of Forswear.
(For*sworn") p. p. of Forswear.
(For*sworn"ness), n. State of being forsworn. [R.]
(||For*syth"i*a) a. [NL. Named after William Forsyth, who brought in from China.] (Bot.) A
shrub of the Olive family, with yellow blossoms.
(Fort) n. [F., from fort strong, L. fortis; perh. akin to Skr. darh to fix, make firm, and to E. firm Cf.
Forte, Force, Fortalice, Comfort, Effort.] (Mil.) A strong or fortified place; usually, a small fortified
place, occupied only by troops, surrounded with a ditch, rampart, and parapet, or with palisades, stockades,
or other means of defense; a fortification.
Detached works, depending solely on their own strength, belong to the class of works termed forts.Farrow.
(Fort"a*lice) n. [LL. fortalitia, or OF. fortelesce. See Fortress.] (Mil.) A small outwork of a
fortification; a fortilage; - - called also fortelace.
(Forte) n. [IT. forte: cf. F. fort. See Fort.]
1. The strong point; that in which one excels.
The construction of a fable seems by no means the forte of our modern poetical writers.Jeffrey.
2. The stronger part of the blade of a sword; the part of half nearest the hilt; opposed to foible.