rampart vs rampant :

rampart or 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.”

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Definitions

  • n  an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    they stormed the ramparts of the city

  • s  unrestrained and violent
    rampant aggression
  • s  rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile
    a lion rampant
  • s  (of a plant) having a lush and unchecked growth
    a rampant growth of weeds
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - KABC-TV Los Angeles
  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - KRDO Colorado Springs
  • UPDATED: Fire related closures and delays
    • Pikes Peak Community College - Voluntary fire evacuations have been lifted for the Rampart Range Campus. Normal activities will resume Monday, June 17, at 5:30 a.m. • KinderCare Learning Centers - Will re-open Baptist Road and Middle Creek Pkwy locations Monday, June 17th. • Hope Montessori Monument - Opening Monday at 6:30 a.m. • Lewis-Palmer Dist. 38 - Please check the District website at ...
    June 12, 2013 - KRDO Colorado Springs

  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - Vibe Magazine
  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - ESPN
  • Why You Should “Bing It On” In Your Online Marketing
    Bing commercials have been running rampant on TV lately — they have amped up their service and definitely have something to prove. Among other things, they’re becoming increasingly integrated into Windows 8 , possibly increasing public interest in Bing.
    June 13, 2013 - Search Engine Land