Rampart vs Mound - What's the difference?

rampart | mound |


As nouns the difference between rampart and mound

is that rampart is a defensive mound of earth or a wall with a broad top and usually a stone parapet; a wall-like ridge of earth, stones or debris; an embankment for defensive purpose while mound is (obsolete|anatomy|measurement|figuratively) a hand.

As verbs the difference between rampart and mound

is that rampart is to defend with a rampart; fortify or surround with a rampart while mound is to fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc to.

rampart

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A defensive mound of earth or a wall with a broad top and usually a stone parapet; a wall-like ridge of earth, stones or debris; an embankment for defensive purpose.
  • A defensive structure; a protective barrier; a bulwark.
  • That which defends against intrusion from outside; a protection.
  • (usually, in the plural) A steep bank of a river or gorge.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To defend with a rampart; fortify or surround with a rampart.
  • * Coleridge
  • Those grassy hills, those glittering dells, / Proudly ramparted with rocks.

    Derived terms

    * ramparted

    mound

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, anatomy, measurement, figuratively) A hand.
  • (obsolete) A protection; restraint; curb.
  • (obsolete) A helmet.
  • (obsolete) Might; size.
  • An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embankment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart.
  • A natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
  • (baseball) Elevated area of dirt upon which the pitcher stands to pitch.
  • A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross.
  • (US, vulgar, slang) The mons veneris.
  • Synonyms

    * (part of regalia) globus cruciger, globe, orb

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc. to.
  • To force or pile into a mound or mounds.
  • He mounded up his mashed potatoes so they left more space on the plate for the meat.

    See also

    * (wikipedia "mound") *