Old French ( rempart “ a rampart of a fort ”), from ( remparer “ to defend, fortify, inclose with a rampart ”), from ( re- “ again ”) + ( emparer “ to defend, fortify, surround, seize, take possesion of ”), from + en- ( parer “ to defend ”).
rampart ( plural ) ramparts 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. A defensive structure; a protective
barrier; a bulwark. That which
defends against intrusion from outside; a protection.
( usually in the plural ) A steep bank of a river or gorge.
defensive ridge of earth
( ランパート ranpāto) Latin:
agger (la) m Maori:
, pākaiahi maioro Polish:
wał obronny , m szaniec m Russian:
вал (ru) ( m val), ( оборонительный вал oboronítelʹnyj val) Scottish Gaelic:
mùr m Turkish:
sur (tr) Welsh:
defensive structure; bulwark
protection against intrusion
steep bank of a river or gorge
rampart ( third-person singular simple present , ramparts present participle , ramparting simple past and past participle ) ramparted To defend with a rampart;
fortify or surround with a rampart.
Derived terms Edit
Related terms Edit
To defend with a rampart; fortify or surround with a rampart
External links Edit Last modified on 3 December 2013, at 13:06