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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes;
- Example: "they stormed the ramparts of the city"
- Example: "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"
[syn: rampart, bulwark, wall]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 Webster] Rampart gun (Fort.), a cannon or large gun for use on a rampart and not as a fieldpiece. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rampart \Ram"part\ (r[a^]m"p[aum]rt), n. [F. rempart, OF. rempar, fr. remparer to fortify, se remparer to fence or intrench one's self; pref. re- re- + pref. en- (L. in) + parer to defend, parry, prepare, L. parare to prepare. See Pare.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which fortifies and defends from assault; that which secures safety; a defense or bulwark. [1913 Webster] 2. (Fort.) A broad embankment of earth round a place, upon which the parapet is raised. It forms the substratum of every permanent fortification. --Mahan. [1913 Webster] Syn: Bulwark; fence; security; guard. Usage: Rampart, Bulwark. These words were formerly interchanged; but in modern usage a distinction has sprung up between them. The rampart of a fortified place is the enceinte or entire main embankment or wall which surrounds it. The term bulwark is now applied to peculiarly strong outworks which project for the defense of the rampart, or main work. A single bastion is a bulwark. In using these words figuratively, rampart is properly applied to that which protects by walling out; bulwark to that which stands in the forefront of danger, to meet and repel it. Hence, we speak of a distinguished individual as the bulwark, not the rampart, of the state. This distinction, however, is often disregarded. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rampart n 1: 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" [syn: rampart, bulwark, wall]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

111 Moby Thesaurus words for "rampart": abatis, abutment, advanced work, arc-boutant, arch dam, backstop, balistraria, bamboo curtain, bank, banquette, bar, barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barrage, barricade, barrier, bartizan, bastion, battlement, beam, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, boom, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead, bulwark, buttress, buttress pier, buttressing, casemate, cheval-de-frise, circumvallation, cofferdam, contravallation, counterscarp, curtain, dam, defence, defense, demibastion, dike, ditch, drawbridge, earthwork, embankment, enclosure, entanglement, escarp, escarpment, fence, fieldwork, flying buttress, fortalice, fortification, gate, glacis, gravity dam, groin, guard, hanging buttress, hydraulic-fill dam, iron curtain, jam, jetty, jutty, leaping weir, levee, logjam, loophole, lunette, machicolation, mantelet, merlon, milldam, moat, mole, mound, outwork, palisade, parados, parapet, pier, pier buttress, portcullis, postern gate, ravelin, redan, redoubt, retaining wall, roadblock, rock-fill dam, sally port, scarp, sconce, seawall, security, shoulder, shutter dam, stockade, stone wall, stronghold, tenaille, vallation, vallum, wall, weir, wicket dam, work
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Rampart, AK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Alaska Population (2000): 45 Housing Units (2000): 46 Land area (2000): 168.793819 sq. miles (437.173965 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 168.793819 sq. miles (437.173965 sq. km) FIPS code: 64820 Located within: Alaska (AK), FIPS 02 Location: 65.507350 N, 150.148496 W ZIP Codes (1990): 99767 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Rampart, AK Rampart