noun Etymology: Middle French, from ramparer to fortify, from re- + emparer to defend, from Old Occitan emparar, from Vulgar Latin *imparare, from Latin in- 2in- + parare to prepare — more at pare Date: 1536 1. a protective barrier ; bulwark 2. a broad embankment raised as a fortification and usually surmounted by a parapet 3. a wall-like ridge (as of rock fragments, earth, or debris)

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  • Rampart — Éditeur Atari Games Domark, Electronic Arts, Tengen Développeur Atari Games Concepteur John Salwitz, David Ralston Date de sortie 1990 Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rampart — Ram part, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ramparted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ramparting}.] To surround or protect with, or as with, a rampart or ramparts. [1913 Webster] Those grassy hills, those glittering dells, Proudly ramparted with rocks. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • rampart — [ram′pärt΄, ram′pərt] n. [Fr rempart < remparer, to fortify a place < re , again + emparer < Prov amparer, to fortify < L ante, before + parare, to PREPARE] 1. an embankment of earth, usually surmounted by a parapet, encircling a… …   English World dictionary

  • rampart — index barrier, buffer zone, bulwark, mainstay, security (safety), shield Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • rampart — (n.) 1580s, from M.Fr. rempart, from remparer to fortify, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + emparer fortify, take possession of, from O.Prov. amparer, from V.L. *anteparare prepare, properly to make preparations beforehand, from L. ante …   Etymology dictionary

  • rampart — *bulwark, breastwork, parapet, bastion …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rampart — [n] fortification, stronghold barricade, barrier, bastion, breastwork, bulwark, defense, earthwork, elevation, embankment, fence, fort, guard, hill, mound, parapet, protection, ridge, security, support, vallation, wall; concepts 321,439,509 …   New thesaurus

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