Ramparts pronunciation

Ramparts pronunciation DEFAULT

Definition of rampart in English:


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  • 1A defensive wall of a castle or walled city, having a broad top with a walkway and typically a stone parapet.

    ‘a castle with ramparts and a moat’

    • ‘Take the track to the left of the castle ramparts, rounding small sewage works on its left.’
    • ‘This narrow headland was defended as a cliff castle with three stone ramparts across its neck.’
    • ‘It nestles just off the town square of Durrow, surrounded by the old rampart of the castle walls.’
    • ‘In a siege, the ramparts of the castle were often bombarded by large projectiles from catapults.’
    • ‘From there, the eye glances to the craggy ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, perched in the distance.’
    • ‘Here Fort Mackinac was built on the high bluff with stone ramparts and three blockhouses that remain today in a state park.’
    • ‘Ashe came up to the ramparts of the castle often to reflect on events and occurrences, and generally to get away from everyone else.’
    • ‘And framing the curving arches and flowing ramparts and parapets was the incredibly rich wood of the giant trees.’
    • ‘Vestiges of the city's forum, basilica, temple, ramparts, bastions and oil mills are also well preserved.’
    • ‘With the tributes of war and taxes, he erected tall and strong turrets at every corner of his city and strengthened the ramparts of Abeluma.’
    • ‘Marion, it was said, beside herself with grief, threw herself from the ramparts of Comlongon Castle in 1570.’
    • ‘Walk From the north end of the High Street, go left to the bay below the ramparts of the ruined castle, the site of which has been a stronghold since Roman times.’
    • ‘They stood silhouetted on the ramparts of the castle.’
    • ‘Its great stone ramparts had a probable total circuit of a third of a mile and were surrounded by a 14-acre estate which included six orchards.’
    • ‘Earlier excavations revealed stone ramparts, a palisade and waterlogged remains in the ditches, including what looks like a wheel and a ladder.’
    • ‘These towers, called La Guaita, La Cesta, and Il Montale, are still linked by ramparts and walls constructed from the local sandstone.’
    • ‘But homes today don't normally feature ramparts, drawbridges, moats and six-foot thick stone walls to keep out unwanted visitors.’
    • ‘Edward II's lover, Piers Gaveston, is said to haunt the ramparts of Scarborough Castle, luring unwitting victims to their death over the walls.’
    • ‘In the middle of Hue, however, was a virtually impregnable fortress known as the Citadel, with towers, ramparts, moats, concrete walls, and bunkers.’
    • ‘The majority of the hillforts of Southern France are defended by walls or ramparts and ditches encircling hilltops which overlook important commercial or military routes.’

    defensive wall, embankment, earthwork, parapet, breastwork, battlement, stockade, palisade, bulwark, bastion, barbican, outwork, fortification

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    1. 1.1A defensive or protective barrier.

      ‘the open Pacific broke on the far-off ramparts of the reef’

      • ‘He was the only one not standing on a rampart, but was instead leaning out a window.’
      • ‘The string of them reminded Mike of a rampart, or some other manner of fortification.’
      • ‘Each man carried a stake and this was driven into the top of the rampart.’
      • ‘He said that the rampart may be re-erected despite it being in many pieces.’
      • ‘The Egyptian's approach to the high sand rampart demonstrated simple ingenuity on their part.’
      • ‘It's, to their eyes, the last rampart against the discrimination from which they suffer in their country.’
      • ‘Chevènement thinks that the borders of the nation-state can serve as a rampart against globalization.’
      • ‘I examine a photo of US Marines sheltering behind a rampart of sandbags.’
      • ‘I can bare it no longer and self consciously shed my clothing and inch my way painfully across the rocks that form a natural rampart at the shoreline.’
      • ‘Most commoners tried to get as close to the protective ramparts as possible, building houses that clung to the steep sides of the Yantra gorges like molluscs on a rock.’
      • ‘Throwing the excavated soil behind it doubles the height of the obstacle the attacker has to cross, while at the same time providing a rampart for the protection of the defenders.’
      • ‘For A $160, the five crew would take them for three dives on the ribbon reefs, a stack of broad shoals that run along the seaward ramparts of the Barrier Reef, 40 miles offshore.’
      • ‘A Marine, posted with his rifle on the rampart overlooking the trench, said he reckoned 30 or 40.’
      • ‘Against the new masonry I re-erected the old rampart of bones.’
      • ‘India formed the principal rampart of the British imperial system.’
      • ‘A rampart of intricate and infinitely various shapes, it gives form to the formless open sea.’
      • ‘A short walk up a stairway to the top of the north rampart affords a view of the construction.’
      • ‘From the rampart below my window a bird was singing its respects to the morning sun.’
      • ‘Surrounded by a concrete rampart and a barbed wire fence, the settlers' caravans are parked between the wreckage of quarters used by Egyptian officers before the territory's capture in 1967.’
      • ‘The 40-acre monument at Sutton Bank, near Thirsk, is thought to have been surrounded by a 1.3 mile-long rampart, topped with a walkway, and to date back to about 400BC.’




transitive verb

[with object]
  • Fortify or surround with or as if with a rampart.

    • ‘the town's streets were ramparted with tall mounds of rubble’

    build defences round, strengthen with defensive works, secure, protect, surround

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Late 16th century from French rempart, from remparer ‘fortify, take possession of again’, based on Latin ante ‘before’ + parare ‘prepare’.

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[ ram-pahrt, -pert ]

/ ˈræm pɑrt, -pərt /


  1. a broad elevation or mound of earth raised as a fortification around a place and usually capped with a stone or earth parapet.
  2. such an elevation together with the parapet.

anything serving as a bulwark or defense.

verb (used with object)

to furnish with or as if with a rampart.



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Origin of rampart

1575–85; <Middle French, derivative of remparer, equivalent to re-re- + emparer to take possession of <Provençal amparar ≪ Latin ante-ante- + parāre to prepare

Words nearby rampart

ramp, rampage, rampageous, rampancy, rampant, rampart, rampasture, ramp down, Ramphal, Ramphele, rampike

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Words related to rampart

barricade, bastion, ridge, fence, barrier, bulwark, wall, parapet, support, guard, defense, hill, embankment, protection, elevation, mound, security, fort, breastwork, earthwork

How to use rampart in a sentence

  • I do think, however, that having won core ramparts for our civil rights, they had to find something else to do and screaming at straight people, and at cis people seems to be the new mode.

    Andrew Sullivan doesn’t care what you think|Chris Johnson|September 22, 2021|Washington Blade

  • In fact the Berlin Wall was called the Anti-Fascist Rampart, as I recall.

    How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall|William O’Connor|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • The department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days.

    Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’|The Daily Beast|February 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST

  • And, Denzel Washington and Woody Harrelson as corrupt characters in, respectively, Safe House and Rampart.

    Flick Picks: Denzel Washington as a Baddie, Rachel McAdams in ‘The Vow’|Ramin Setoodeh, Peter Travers|February 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST

  • In Rampart, Woody Harrelson plays a corrupt, violent LAPD officer.

    Woody Harrelson on ‘Rampart’|Richard Rushfield|January 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST

  • Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story misstated the official release date of Rampart.

    Woody Harrelson on ‘Rampart’|Richard Rushfield|January 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST

  • And I will make a circle round about thee, and I will cast up a rampart against thee, and raise up bulwarks to besiege thee.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various

  • A white flag waved on the rampart, and the drums of the garrison beat the chamade.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXIX. January, 1844. Vol. LV.|Various

  • Gerona had at one time been a fortress, but it was now simply covered with a feeble rampart.

    Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison

  • In 207 onwards, Severus built a new wall along the line of Hadrian's rampart.

    The Towns of Roman Britain|James Oliver Bevan

  • They reached the foot of the rampart, and by the stairway of a tower that was left unguarded, they mounted onto the curtain-wall.

    The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche|Anatole France

British Dictionary definitions for rampart


the surrounding embankment of a fort, often including any walls, parapets, walks, etc, that are built on the bank

anything resembling a rampart in form or function, esp in being a defence or bulwark

Canadiana steep rock wall in a river gorge


(tr)to provide with a rampart; fortify

Word Origin for rampart

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 & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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 Context examples 

He would walk round the ramparts, and join them with the carriage.

(Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen)

These lakes with steep edges, ramparts and raised rims would be a signpost of periods in Titan's history when there was liquid nitrogen on the surface and in the crust.

(New Models Suggest Titan Lakes Are Explosion Craters, NASA)

The storm had died down now to a gentle breeze, which wafted to his ears the long-drawn stirring bugle-calls which sounded from the ancient ramparts.

(The White Company, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

To see and explore either the ramparts and keep of the one, or the cloisters of the other, had been for many weeks a darling wish, though to be more than the visitor of an hour had seemed too nearly impossible for desire.

(Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen)

Mrs. Price took her weekly walk on the ramparts every fine Sunday throughout the year, always going directly after morning service and staying till dinner-time.

(Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen)

'Tis the fane of St. Michael, as that upon the right is of St. Remi. There, too, above the poop of yonder nief, you see the towers of Saint Croix and of Pey Berland. Mark also the mighty ramparts which are pierced by the three water-gates, and sixteen others to the landward side.

(The White Company, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

There had been no free conversation, no walk on the ramparts, no visit to the dockyard, no acquaintance with the Thrush, nothing of all that they had planned and depended on.

(Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen)

He makes me write, but I do not know what else is to be communicated, except this said visit to Portsmouth, and these two said walks, and his introduction to your family, especially to a fair sister of yours, a fine girl of fifteen, who was of the party on the ramparts, taking her first lesson, I presume, in love.

(Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen)

In chapel they were obliged to divide, but Mr. 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.

(Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen)

It was really March; but it was April in its mild air, brisk soft wind, and bright sun, occasionally clouded for a minute; and everything looked so beautiful under the influence of such a sky, the effects of the shadows pursuing each other on the ships at Spithead and the island beyond, with the ever-varying hues of the sea, now at high water, dancing in its glee and dashing against the ramparts with so fine a sound, produced altogether such a combination of charms for Fanny, as made her gradually almost careless of the circumstances under which she felt them.

(Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen)

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