Definitions for RAMræm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ramræm(n.; v.)rammed, ram•ming.
(n.)a male sheep.
Category: Astronomy, Astrology
Ref: Aries .
any of various devices for crushing, driving, or forcing something, as a battering ram.
(formerly) a heavy beak or spur projecting from the bow of a warship for penetrating the hull of an enemy's ship.
a warship so equipped.
(v.t.)to drive or force by heavy blows.
to dash violently against.
to cram; stuff.
to push firmly; force:
to ram a bill through the Senate.
to force (a charge) into a firearm, as with a ramrod.
Origin of ram:
bef. 900; ME: male sheep, machine for ramming, OE ram(m)
volatile computer memory, used for creating, loading, and running programs and for manipulating and temporarily storing data; main memory.
Ref: Compare ROM. 2
Origin of RAM:
1955–60; r(andom)-a(ccess) m(emory)
random-access memory, random access memory, random memory, RAM, read/write memory(noun)
the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries
Aries, Aries the Ram, Ram(noun)
the first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21 to April 19
a tool for driving or forcing something by impact
uncastrated adult male sheep
"a British term is `tup'"
ram, ram down, pound(verb)
strike or drive against with a heavy impact
"ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"
force, drive, ram(verb)
force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
"She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
undergo damage or destruction on impact
"the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post"
jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad(verb)
crowd or pack to capacity
"the theater was jampacked"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to hit with force
The truck rammed the police car.
to push into a place with force
He rammed all his clothes into the one suitcase.
A male sheep.
A battering ram; a heavy object used for breaking through doors.
A warship intended to sink other ships by ramming them.
A piston powered by hydraulic pressure.
To intentionally collide with (a ship) with the intention of damaging or sinking it.
To strike (something) hard, especially with an implement.
After placing the cartridge in the musket, ram it down securely with the ramrod.
someone connected with Derby County Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
Another name for the constellation Aries.
the male of the sheep and allied animals. In some parts of England a ram is called a tup
aries, the sign of the zodiac which the sun enters about the 21st of March
the constellation Aries, which does not now, as formerly, occupy the sign of the same name
an engine of war used for butting or battering
in ancient warfare, a long beam suspended by slings in a framework, and used for battering the walls of cities; a battering-ram
a heavy steel or iron beak attached to the prow of a steam war vessel for piercing or cutting down the vessel of an enemy; also, a vessel carrying such a beak
a hydraulic ram. See under Hydraulic
the weight which strikes the blow, in a pile driver, steam hammer, stamp mill, or the like
the plunger of a hydraulic press
to butt or strike against; to drive a ram against or through; to thrust or drive with violence; to force in; to drive together; to cram; as, to ram an enemy's vessel; to ram piles, cartridges, etc
to fill or compact by pounding or driving
RAM is a mizik rasin band based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The band derives its name from the initials of its founder, songwriter, and lead male vocalist, Richard A. Morse. The band's music has been described by Morse as "Vodou rock 'n' roots", and has been one of the prominent bands in the mizik rasin musical movement in Haiti. RAM began performing together in 1990, and recorded their first album in 1996. The band's music incorporates traditional Vodou lyrics and instruments, such as rara horns and petwo drums, into modern rock and roll. The band's songs include lyrics in Kréyòl, French, and English. RAM is famous for its regular Thursday night performances at the Hotel Oloffson in downtown Port-au-Prince, attended by hotel guests and a wide spectrum of the country's political and racial groups. During the years of the military junta of Raoul Cédras, one of the band's singles, "Fèy", was banned nationwide by the military authorities who perceived it to be a song of support for the exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The band continued to play weekly concerts in defiance of death threats from the regime until Morse only narrowly escaped a kidnapping from the hotel in 1994. The band began recording albums in 1996, after United States military intervention restored Aristide to power. In 1998, the band clashed with the newly elected mayor of Port-au-Prince, a supporter of Aristide, and survived an assassination attempt during their Carnival performance. Through its song lyrics, RAM continues to provoke the antagonism of both the supporters of Aristide and former military regimes.
Translations for RAM
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a male sheep.
- carneiroPortuguese (BR)
- der WidderGerman
- گوسفند نر؛ قوچFarsi
- kambing jantanIndonesian
- ariete, montoneItalian
- biri-biri jantanMalay
- گوسفند نر؛ قوچPersian
- پسه، مږ، ګPashto
- bagge, gumse, vädurSwedish
- 公羊Chinese (Trad.)
- نر بھیڑUrdu
- cừu đựcVietnamese
- 公羊Chinese (Simp.)
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