rampart vs rampant : Common Errors in English

About rampart vs rampant

“Rampant” is an adjective which originally meant a posture seen in animals on coats of arms: rearing up on their hind legs, but in modern times it mainly means “wild” or “very widespread.” Some people confuse this word with “rampart,” a noun denoting a barricade or fortification.Crime, disease, and greed may all be rampant, but not “rampart.”

rampart Meaning(s)

  • (n) an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

rampant Meaning(s)

  • (s) unrestrained and violent
  • (s) (of a plant) having a lush and unchecked growth
  • (s) rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile

rampart in News

  1. Fire related closures and delays

    Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus - CLOSED Hope Montessori Monument - CLOSED KinderCare Learning Centers: Middle Creek Parkway - CLOSED KinderCare Learning Centers: Baptist Road - CLOSED Monument Academy Charter School - CLOSED Pikes Peak Library District Monument Library - CLOSED Woodmen Valley Chapel: Vacation Bible School at Woodmen Heights is canceled TH, 6/13 YMCA of the ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KRDO Colorado Springs

  2. LAPD asking for help to find missing 13-year-old boy

    The Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division is asking for the public's help to find a missing 13-year-old boy.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: KABC-TV Los Angeles

  3. Canyon News - Police Officer Arrested For DUI

    LOS ANGELES—A police captain of the Los Angeles Police Department has been removed from his position as commander of the department’s Rampart due to his arrest for suspicion of drunk driving.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Canyon News

rampant in News

  1. 40 Early Twitter Reactions To Kanye West's 'Yeezus'

    Yeezus has sprung a leak, which means Twitter is running rampant with early POVs. From debuting songs on infrastructures to hosting a spontaneous listening party in different cities, the marketing strategy for Kanye West's sixth solo album has made it even more anticipated.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Vibe Magazine

  2. Spoelstra, Pop blast NBA coaching turnover

    Erik Spoelstra and Gregg Popovich briefly shifted their focus Friday from making adjustments in the NBA Finals to taking aim at the rampant turnover in the league's coaching ranks in recent weeks.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: ESPN

  3. Report: Rampant Child Abuse at Ex-Home in Vienna

    Austrian commission reports rampant child abuse in former city-run home        
    on June 12, 2013 Source: ABC News

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