What does ramp mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ramp, incline(noun)

    an inclined surface connecting two levels

  2. ramp, wild leek, Allium tricoccum(noun)

    North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers

  3. ramp(verb)

    a movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft

  4. ramp, rage, storm(verb)

    behave violently, as if in state of a great anger

  5. ramp(verb)

    furnish with a ramp

    "The ramped auditorium"

  6. ramp(verb)

    be rampant

    "the lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction"

  7. ramp(verb)

    creep up -- used especially of plants

    "The roses ramped over the wall"

  8. ramp(verb)

    stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ramp(verb)

    to spring; to leap; to bound; to rear; to prance; to become rampant; hence, to frolic; to romp

  2. Ramp(verb)

    to move by leaps, or as by leaps; hence, to move swiftly or with violence

  3. Ramp(verb)

    to climb, as a plant; to creep up

  4. Ramp(noun)

    a leap; a spring; a hostile advance

  5. Ramp(noun)

    a highwayman; a robber

  6. Ramp(noun)

    a romping woman; a prostitute

  7. Ramp(noun)

    any sloping member, other than a purely constructional one, such as a continuous parapet to a staircase

  8. Ramp(noun)

    a short bend, slope, or curve, where a hand rail or cap changes its direction

  9. Ramp(noun)

    an inclined plane serving as a communication between different interior levels

  10. Origin: [F. ramper to creep, OF., to climb; of German origin; cf. G. raffen to snatch, LG. & D. rapen. See Rap to snatch, and cf. Romp.]


  1. Ramp

    Ramp is a Portuguese heavy metal band. They began their career in 1989. Their heavy metal is more similar to that which is played in America, rather than its European counterpart. They are often called the "Portuguese Metallica". One feature they were always capable of maintaining throughout their albums is originality. The peak of their career was undeniably in 1998/99, with the album "EDR" and the following promotional tour. In 2003, they released their first self-produced record, entitled "Nude". Ramp is one of the most influential metal bands in Portugal. They have played on all main rock events in Portugal, namely 3 appearances on the summer rock festival Super Bock Super Rock, in Lisbon.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ramp

    ramp, v.i. to climb or creep up, as a plant: to leap or bound: to adapt a piece of iron to the woodwork of a gate.—n. a leap or bound: a gradual slope or inclined plane between one level and another: a concave bend at the top or cap of a railing, wall, or coping: a romp.—adj. Rampā′cious=Rampageous (q.v.).—ns. Rampā′dgeon, a furious fellow; Ram′pāge, or Rampāge′, a state of passion or excitement.—v.i. to storm or prance violently.—adj. Rampā′geous, unruly: boisterous: glaring.—ns. Rampā′geousness; Rampall′ian (Shak.), a mean wretch; Ramp′er, a ruffian who infests race-courses; Ramps′man (slang), a highway robber. [Fr. ramper, to creep, to clamber; from the Teut.; cf. Low Ger. rappen, to snatch, Ger. raffen.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ramp in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ramp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Wood Mackenzie:

    Buyers are relatively comfortable with delays and slower ramp-ups, because they don't really want to take that gas now.

  2. Klaus Richter:

    For United Technologies it is basically one business unit with one challenge and if needed they can support it massively to safeguard their ramp-up, and they will.

  3. David Brewster:

    India sees the presence of any Chinese naval vessel as an intrusion. There is a big ramp-up in their presence, which is clearly intended to send a message to India.

  4. Debra Forman:

    It's not enough to work with a child with autism, because we need the community to accept them, you would never show someone how to use a wheelchair and then not have a ramp.

  5. Theresa Purcell:

    There was a ramp right next to the plane and she was like, ‘Oh, it’s too late,’ so I was like ‘Okay, so we can’t just, the ramp is right there. Can’t you guys just push it right here so I can get on?’ and she’s like, ‘Oh, I’m sorry.

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