Definitions for rampræmp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a sloping surface connecting two levels; incline.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. any extensive sloping walk or passageway.

    Category: Building Trades

  3. a short concave slope or bend, as one connecting the higher and lower parts of a staircase railing at a landing.

    Category: Building Trades

  4. the act of ramping.

  5. Category: Aeronautics, Transportation

    Ref: boarding ramp.; apron (def. 3). 6

  6. (v.i.)to rise or rear with arms or forelegs raised as if to spring.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  7. to leap or dash with fury.

  8. to act violently; rage; storm:

    to ramp and rage.

  9. (v.t.)to provide with a ramp.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Building Trades

  10. ramp up,to increase quickly; accelerate:

    to ramp up interest rates.


Origin of ramp:

1350–1400; (v.) < OF ramper to creep


  1. a wild onion, Allium tricoccum, of the amaryllis family, of E North America, having flat leaves and rounded clusters of whitish flowers.

    Category: Botany, Plants

Origin of ramp:

1530–40; back formation from ramps wild garlic, var. of rams < ME < OE hramsa broad-leafed garlic

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ramp(noun)æmp

    a slope that connects two levels

    a ramp for wheelchair users

  2. rampæmp

    a road leading onto or off a highway

    to take the exit/entrance ramp

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


  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.

Anagrams of ramp

  1. Parm

Translations for ramp

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a sloping surface between places, objects etc which are at different levels

The car drove up the ramp from the quay to the ship.

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