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RAMPART

 Dictionary entry overview: What does rampart mean? 

RAMPART (noun)
  The noun RAMPART has 1 sense:

1. an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

  Familiarity information: RAMPART used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RAMPART (noun)


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Meaning:

An embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bulwark; rampart; wall

Context examples:

they stormed the ramparts of the city / they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down

Hypernyms ("rampart" is a kind of...):

embankment (a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rampart"):

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)

fraise (sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes)

merlon (a solid section between two crenels in a crenelated battlement)

Instance hyponyms:

Antonine Wall (a fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde); built in 140 to mark the frontier of the Roman province of Britain)

Chinese Wall; Great Wall; Great Wall of China (a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; is 1,500 miles long and averages 6 meters in width)

Holonyms ("rampart" is a part of...):

fortification; munition (defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it)


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