[ram-pahrt, -pert] /ˈræm pɑrt, -pərt/
anything serving as a bulwark or defense.
verb (used with object)
to furnish with or as if with a rampart.
the surrounding embankment of a fort, often including any walls, parapets, walks, etc, that are built on the bank
anything resembling a rampart in form or function, esp in being a defence or bulwark
(Canadian) a steep rock wall in a river gorge
(transitive) to provide with a rampart; fortify
“earthen elevation around a place for fortification,” sometimes also including parapets, 1580s, from Middle French rempart, rampart, from remparer “to fortify,” from re- “again” (see re-) + emparer “fortify, take possession of,” from Old Provençal amparer, from Vulgar Latin *anteparare “prepare,” properly “to make preparations beforehand,” from Latin ante- “before” (see ante) + parare “prepare” (see pare). With excrescent -t in French, perhaps by influence of boulevart (see boulevard).
[ram-pas-cher] /ˈræmˌpæs tʃər/ noun, Canadian. 1. a room in a boarding or lodging house used as a communal dormitory for unmarried men. 2. a large attic room.
- Ramp down
verb (adverb) 1. to decrease or cause to decrease 2. (intransitive) to decrease the effort involved in a process
/ˌræmˈfɑːl/ noun 1. Sir Shridath Surendranath, known as Sunni. born 1928, Guyanese diplomat and Commonwealth Secretary-General (1975–90)
[ramp] /ræmp/ noun 1. a sloping surface connecting two levels; incline. 2. a short concave slope or bend, as one connecting the higher and lower parts of a staircase railing at a landing. 3. any extensive sloping walk or passageway. 4. the act of ramping. 5. Also called boarding ramp. a movable staircase for entering […]