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Mound vs. Rampart — What's the Difference?

Mound vs. Rampart — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Mound and Rampart

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Mound

A mound is a heaped pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks, or debris. Most commonly, mounds are earthen formations such as hills and mountains, particularly if they appear artificial.

Rampart

A fortification consisting of an embankment, often with a parapet built on top.

Mound

A rounded mass projecting above a surface
The bushes were little more than vague mounds beneath the snow

Rampart

A means of protection or defense; a bulwark.

Mound

A large pile or quantity of something
A mound of dirty crockery
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Rampart

To fortify or surround with a rampart.

Mound

A ball representing the earth, used as part of royal regalia, e.g. on top of a crown, typically of gold and surmounted by a cross.

Rampart

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.

Mound

Heap up into a rounded pile
Basmati rice was mounded on our plates

Rampart

A defensive structure; a protective barrier; a bulwark.

Mound

Enclose or fortify with an embankment
A sand-built ridge Of heaped hills that mound the sea

Rampart

That which defends against intrusion from outside; a protection.

Mound

A pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks, or debris heaped for protection or concealment.

Rampart

A steep bank of a river or gorge.

Mound

A natural elevation, such as a small hill.

Rampart

To defend with a rampart; fortify or surround with a rampart.

Mound

A group of things collected in a mass or heap
Found his keys in a mound of laundry.

Rampart

That which fortifies and defends from assault; that which secures safety; a defense or bulwark.

Mound

Often mounds A great deal; a lot
Has mounds of homework to finish.

Rampart

A broad embankment of earth round a place, upon which the parapet is raised. It forms the substratum of every permanent fortification.

Mound

(Archaeology) A large artificial pile of earth or stones often marking a burial site.

Rampart

To surround or protect with, or as with, a rampart or ramparts.
Those grassy hills, those glittering dells,Proudly ramparted with rocks.

Mound

(Baseball) The slightly elevated pitcher's area in the center of the diamond.

Rampart

An embankment built around a space for defensive purposes;
They stormed the ramparts of the city
They blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down

Mound

(Archaic) A hedge or fence.

Mound

To heap into a raised mass
Mounded the dirt around the plants.

Mound

An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embankment thrown up for defense

Mound

A natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.

Mound

(baseball) Elevated area of dirt upon which the pitcher stands to pitch.
The pitcher was waiting at the mound.

Mound

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.

Mound

The mons veneris.

Mound

A hand.

Mound

(obsolete) A protection; restraint; curb.

Mound

(obsolete) A helmet.

Mound

(obsolete) Might; size.

Mound

(transitive) To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc. to.

Mound

(transitive) 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.

Mound

(intransitive) To form a mound.

Mound

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; - called also globe.

Mound

An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart; also, a natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
To thrid the thickets or to leap the mounds.

Mound

To fortify or inclose with a mound.

Mound

(baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands

Mound

A small natural hill

Mound

A collection of objects laid on top of each other

Mound

Structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones;
They built small mounds to hide behind

Mound

The position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit;
He has played every position except pitcher
They have a southpaw on the mound

Mound

Form into a rounded elevation;
Mound earth

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