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1. A fortification consisting of an embankment, often with a parapet built on top.
2. A means of protection or defense; a bulwark. See Synonyms at bulwark.
tr.v. ram·part·ed, ram·part·ing, ram·parts
To fortify or surround with a rampart.
[French rempart, from Old French, from remparer, to fortify : re-, re- + emparer, to fortify, take possession of (from Old Provençal amparar, from Vulgar Latin *ante parāre, to prepare : Latin ante-, ante- + Latin parāre, to prepare; see perə- in Indo-European roots).]
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1. (Fortifications) the surrounding embankment of a fort, often including any walls, parapets, walks, etc, that are built on the bank
2. anything resembling a rampart in form or function, esp in being a defence or bulwark
3. Canadian a steep rock wall in a river gorge
(Fortifications) (tr) to provide with a rampart; fortify
[C16: from Old French, from remparer, from re- + emparer to take possession of, from Old Provençal antparar, from Latin ante before + parāre to prepare]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ram•part(ˈræm pɑrt, -pərt)
a. a mound of earth, rubble, or similar material raised around a place as a fortification.
b. such a fortification together with a stone or earth parapet capping it.
2. anything serving as a bulwark or defense.v.t.
3. to furnish with or as if with a rampart.
[1575–85; < Middle French, derivative of remparer=re- re- + emparer to take possession of]
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- boulevard - From French, literally "rampart" or a "promenade on the site of a rampart."
- bulwark - Comes from German bole, "plank," and werc, "work," and originally meant "rampart made out of planks or tree trunks."
- rampart - From Latin re-, "again," and emparer, "fortify," from the earlier ante-, "before," and parare, "prepare."
- wall - Comes from Latin vallum, "rampart."
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Past participle: ramparted
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|Noun||1.||rampart - an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"|
bailey - the outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle
battlement, crenelation, crenellation - a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
earthwork - an earthen rampart
embankment - a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection
fortification, munition - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
fraise - sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes
merlon - a solid section between two crenels in a crenelated battlement
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noun defence, wall, parapet, fortification, security, guard, fence, fort, barricade, stronghold, bastion, embankment, bulwark, earthwork, breastwork a walk along the ramparts of the old city
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
rampart[ˈræmpɑːt] N (= earthwork) → terraplén m; (= city wall) → muralla f (fig) (= bulwark) → baluarte m, defensa f
the ramparts of York → la muralla de York
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rampart[ˈræmpɑːrt] n → rempart mram-raid [ˈræmreɪd] (British)
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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
(often in plural) a mound or wall for defence. The defenders were drawn up on the ramparts. skans مِتْراس укрепление baluarte hradby der Wall forsvarsværk έπαλξη, προμαχώναςterraplén; muralla (kaitse)vall بارو؛ خاکریز valli rempart סוֹלֵלָת מָגֵן परकोटा bedem sánc kubu pertahanan virkisveggur bastione, baluardo 塁壁 방어물, 성벽 (tvirtovės) pylimas, siena valnis; aizsargsiena tembok kubu walfestningsvoll, vern wał كلا، ديوال (دمدافعى دپاره پښته baluarte meterez(e) крепостной вал hradby, ochranný val obzidje bedem vall, skyddsvärn เขื่อนดินหรือหินที่ทำล้อมป้องกันปราสาทหรือเมือง kale duvarı, sur 防禦牆 вал دیوار thành lũy 防御墙
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