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Definition of Rampart


  1. That which fortifies and defends from assault; that which secures safety; a defense or bulwark.
  2. A broad embankment of earth round a place, upon which the parapet is raised. It forms the substratum of every permanent fortification.
  3. To surround or protect with, or as with, a rampart or ramparts.

Rampart Quotations

In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense.

On 'The Messenger,' just imagining playing the part of a soldier in that movie was kind of hard for me. And in 'Rampart,' the idea of playing a cop was even harder. It was hard to imagine myself as a cop.
Woody Harrelson

If I'm in Maui, I play soccer and tennis and go kite-surfing. I prefer doing a sport as opposed to going to a gym. I'm not big on gyms. When I did 'Rampart,' I lost 30 pounds because I felt it was better for the character. I worked out constantly, maybe twice a day, and minimized caloric intake.
Woody Harrelson

I rarely ever put my head above the rampart and see where this big lumbering behemoth called 'global literature' is going.
David Mitchell

Music my rampart, and my only one.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
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Rampart Translations

rampart in Dutch is bastion, bolwerk, wal, omwalling
rampart in French is rempart
rampart in German is Wall
rampart in Italian is baluardo
rampart in Latin is vallum, propugnaculum
rampart in Spanish is baluarte
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