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Synonyms for parapet
ˈpær ə pɪt, -ˌpɛtpara·pet

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. parapet

    A bar is something that is or may be firmly fixed, ordinarily with intent to prevent entrance or egress; as, the bars of a prison cell; the bars of a wood-lot. A barrier obstructs, but is not necessarily impassable. Barrier is used of objects more extensive than those to which bar is ordinarily applied. A mountain range may be a barrier to exploration; but a mass of sand across the entrance to a harbor is called a bar. Discovered falsehood is a bar to confidence. Barricade has become practically a technical name for an improvised street fortification, and, unless in some way modified, is usually so understood. A parapet is a low or breast-high wall, as about the edge of a roof, terrace, etc., especially, in military use, such a wall for the protection of troops; a rampart is the embankment surrounding a fort, on which the parapet is raised; the word rampart is often used as including the parapet. Bulwark is a general word for any defensive wall or rampart; its only technical use at present is in nautical language, where it signifies the raised side of a ship above the upper deck, topped by the rail. Compare BOUNDARY; IMPEDIMENT.

    Synonyms:
    bar, barricade, barrier, breastwork, bulwark, hindrance, obstacle, obstruction, prohibition, rampart, restraint, restriction

    Antonyms:
    admittance, entrance, opening, passage, road, thoroughfare, transit, way

    Preposition:
    A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. parapetnoun

    a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony

    Synonyms:
    breastwork

  2. parapet, breastworknoun

    fortification consisting of a low wall

    Synonyms:
    breastwork

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. parapetnoun

    Synonyms:
    (Fort.) breastwork (on a rampart)

  2. parapetnoun

    Synonyms:
    breast wall (as on a bridge)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "parapet":

    railing

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1042bar
#7079barrier
#7800restriction
#12795prohibition
#15035restraint
#16523obstacle
#18633obstruction
#29149railing
#43279barricade
#44966hindrance
#54917rampart
#73231parapet
#77590bulwark

How to use parapet in a sentence?

  1. Nigel Kushner:

    There can be no meaningful improvement in investment into the Iranian economy until some robust banks agree to raise their head above the parapet and finance it, i believe they will, but it will take time... I believe it will happen over the next six months and then there will be a domino effect.

  2. Richard Bruce Winders:

    Then you would have to remove the parapet.

  3. Sergio Levinsky:

    I think we'll see fewer leaders at the tournament than before because nobody wants to raise their head above the parapet.


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