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ram·part

 (răm′pärt′, -pərt)
n.
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).]

rampart

(ˈræmpɑːt)
n
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
vb
(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]

ram•part

(ˈræm pɑrt, -pərt)

n.
1.
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]

rampart

  • 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."

rampart


Past participle: ramparted
Gerund: ramparting

Imperative
rampart
rampart
Present
I rampart
you rampart
he/she/it ramparts
we rampart
you rampart
they rampart
Preterite
I ramparted
you ramparted
he/she/it ramparted
we ramparted
you ramparted
they ramparted
Present Continuous
I am ramparting
you are ramparting
he/she/it is ramparting
we are ramparting
you are ramparting
they are ramparting
Present Perfect
I have ramparted
you have ramparted
he/she/it has ramparted
we have ramparted
you have ramparted
they have ramparted
Past Continuous
I was ramparting
you were ramparting
he/she/it was ramparting
we were ramparting
you were ramparting
they were ramparting
Past Perfect
I had ramparted
you had ramparted
he/she/it had ramparted
we had ramparted
you had ramparted
they had ramparted
Future
I will rampart
you will rampart
he/she/it will rampart
we will rampart
you will rampart
they will rampart
Future Perfect
I will have ramparted
you will have ramparted
he/she/it will have ramparted
we will have ramparted
you will have ramparted
they will have ramparted
Future Continuous
I will be ramparting
you will be ramparting
he/she/it will be ramparting
we will be ramparting
you will be ramparting
they will be ramparting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ramparting
you have been ramparting
he/she/it has been ramparting
we have been ramparting
you have been ramparting
they have been ramparting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ramparting
you will have been ramparting
he/she/it will have been ramparting
we will have been ramparting
you will have been ramparting
they will have been ramparting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ramparting
you had been ramparting
he/she/it had been ramparting
we had been ramparting
you had been ramparting
they had been ramparting
Conditional
I would rampart
you would rampart
he/she/it would rampart
we would rampart
you would rampart
they would rampart
Past Conditional
I would have ramparted
you would have ramparted
he/she/it would have ramparted
we would have ramparted
you would have ramparted
they would have ramparted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rampart - an embankment built around a space for defensive purposesrampart - 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

rampart

Translations
مِتْراس
hradby
forsvarsværk
sánc
virkisveggur
pylimas
aizsargsienavalnis
hradbyochranný val
kale duvarısur

rampart

[ˈræmpɑːt] N (= earthwork) → terraplén m; (= city wall) → muralla f (fig) (= bulwark) → baluarte m, defensa f
the ramparts of Yorkla muralla de York

rampart

[ˈræmpɑːrt] nrempart mram-raid [ˈræmreɪd] (British)
vt [+ shop] → attaquer à la voiture bélierram-raider [ˈræmreɪdər] nauteur m d'un casse à la voiture bélier, auteur m d'un casse-bélierram raiding nvols mpl à la voiture bélier, casses mpl à la voiture bélier

rampart

nWall m; (fig: = defence) → Schutzwall m

rampart

[ˈræmpɑːt] nterrapieno, bastione m

rampart

(ˈrӕmpaːt) noun
(often in plural) a mound or wall for defence. The defenders were drawn up on the ramparts.
References in classic literature ?
On the contrary, between the level of the ditch and the basement of the rampart sprang up a perpendicular cliff of two hundred and fifty cubits, forming part of the precipitous Mount Moriah.
Suddenly a great cry arose from the roofs of the temples; a cry of alarm and warning that, taken up from point to point, ran off to the east and to the west, from temple, court, and rampart, until it sounded as a dim echo in the distance.
The duke ran to the rampart and perceived on the other side of the ditch, three cavaliers with two riding horses.
In old times the settlers used to be astounded by the inroads of the northern Indians coming down upon them from this mountain rampart through some defile known only to themselves.
A river whose estuary resembles a breach in a sand rampart may flow through a most fertile country.
So in the same way Moscow was empty when Napoleon, weary, uneasy, and morose, paced up and down in front of the Kammer-Kollezski rampart, awaiting what to his mind was a necessary, if but formal, observance of the proprieties- a deputation.
Just then a figure was seen to approach the edge of the rampart, where it stood, apparently contemplating in its turn the distant tents of the French encampment.
In a continuous line from that peninsula stretch the long islands of Sumatra, Java, Bally, and Timor; which, with many others, form a vast mole, or rampart, lengthwise connecting Asia with Australia, and dividing the long unbroken Indian ocean from the thickly studded oriental archipelagoes.
Some intrepid larches waved green pennons in the very midst of the turbulent water, here and there a veteran lay with his many-summered head abased in the rocky course of the stream, and here was a young foolhardy beech that had climbed within a dozen yards of the rampart. All was wild and solitary, and one might have declared it a scene untrodden by the foot of man, but for the telegraph posts and small piles of broken "macadam" at punctual intervals, and the ginger-beer bottles and paper bags of local confectioners that lent an air of civilisation to the road.
If we wish to fight, the enemy can be forced to an engagement even though he be sheltered behind a high rampart and a deep ditch.
It was hard to believe that that lofty wooded rampart on the left which so overtops the Jungfrau was not actually the higher of the two, but it was not, of course.
Crawford took care not to be divided from the female branch; and after chapel he still continued with them, and made one in the family party on the ramparts.