Definitions for rampartˈræm pɑrt, -pərt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ram•partˈræm pɑrt, -pərt(n.)

  1. a mound of earth, rubble, or similar material raised around a place as a fortification. such a fortification together with a stone or earth parapet capping it.

    Category: Fortification

  2. anything serving as a bulwark or defense.

  3. (v.t.)to furnish with or as if with a rampart.

Origin of rampart:

1575–85; < MF, der. of remparer=re-re - +emparer to take possession of

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rampart, bulwark, wall(noun)

    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"


  1. rampart(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.

  2. rampart(Noun)

    A defensive structure; a protective barrier; a bulwark.

  3. rampart(Noun)

    That which defends against intrusion from outside; a protection.

  4. rampart(Noun)

    A steep bank of a river or gorge.

  5. rampart(Verb)

    To defend with a rampart; fortify or surround with a rampart.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rampart(noun)

    that which fortifies and defends from assault; that which secures safety; a defense or bulwark

  2. Rampart(noun)

    a broad embankment of earth round a place, upon which the parapet is raised. It forms the substratum of every permanent fortification

  3. Rampart(verb)

    to surround or protect with, or as with, a rampart or ramparts


  1. Rampart

    Rampart is an arcade game, released in 1990 by Atari Games, that combines the shoot 'em up and puzzle genres. It is widely-ported, with versions for most contemporary systems.

Translations for rampart

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often in plural) a mound or wall for defence

The defenders were drawn up on the ramparts.

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