Definition of Rampart

1. Noun. An embankment built around a space for defensive purposes. "They blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"

Exact synonyms: Bulwark, Wall
Specialized synonyms: Antonine Wall, Chinese Wall, Great Wall, Great Wall Of China
Specialized synonyms: Bailey, Battlement, Crenelation, Crenellation, Earthwork, Fraise, Merlon
Generic synonyms: Embankment
Group relationships: Fortification, Munition
Derivative terms: Bulwark, Wall



Definition of Rampart

1. n. That which fortifies and defends from assault; that which secures safety; a defense or bulwark.

2. v. t. To surround or protect with, or as with, a rampart or ramparts.

Definition of Rampart

1. Noun. A defensive mound of earth or a wall with a broad top and usually a stone parapet; a wall-like ridge of earth, stones or debris; an embankment for defensive purpose. ¹

2. Noun. A defensive structure; a protective barrier; a bulwark. ¹

3. Noun. That which defends against intrusion from outside; a protection. ¹

4. Noun. (usually plural) A steep bank of a river or gorge. ¹

5. Verb. To defend with a rampart; fortify or surround with a rampart. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rampart

1. to furnish with a fortifying embankment [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rampart

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rampageousness
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rampallians
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rampart (current term)
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rampers

Literary usage of Rampart

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1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1851)
"rampart, probably from Ripa, an embankment, from which is derived the ... The rampart was surmounted by a parapet seven feet high and two feet thick, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"rampart. A wall of defence. In ancient and mediaeval fortification, a wall of masonry, ... The top of t lie rampart is always faced with a parapet, which, ..."

3. The Great Wall of China by William Edgar Geil (1909)
"Ch'i Ming-wang constructed a defense in the form of a Long rampart from north of the ... This is the Long rampart of Tsi. The state of Wei also built a Long ..."

4. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Ward Radcliffe (1794)
"... on the rampart below, fhe thought fhe faw fome- thing moving ... it advanced along the rampart, towards her window, ..."

5. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"This rampart, mainly composed of brick, is about 100 feet wide at its base. ... North of the rampart, and entirely apart from the city, are the sites of two ..."

6. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1871)
"Within the rampart (in the space enclosed by it), there lie some large blocks, ... To the southwest a tolerably spacious entrance leads inside the rampart ..."

7. The History of the Reign of Philip the Third, King of Spain by Robert Watson, William Thomson (1818)
"This order was well obeyed, and the Spaniards had almost reached the foot of the rampart, when the mortars were discharged, and made dreadful havock among ..."

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