Definitions for rampantˈræm pənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ramp•antˈræm pənt(adj.)

  1. prevailing or unchecked; widespread; rife:

    a rampant rumor.

  2. growing luxuriantly, as weeds.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Botany

  3. violent in action or spirit; raging; furious.

  4. (of an animal) standing on the hind legs; ramping.

    Category: Zoology

  5. (of a heraldic animal) having the body upraised on the left hind leg, the head in profile, and one foreleg above the other. rearing in profile upon the hind legs with the forelegs extended.

    Category: Heraldry

  6. (of an arch or vault) springing at one side from one level of support and resting at the other on a higher level.

    Category: Architecture

Origin of rampant:

1350–1400; < OF, prp. of ramper


Princeton's WordNet

  1. rampant(adj)

    unrestrained and violent

    "rampant aggression"

  2. rampant(ip), rearing(adj)

    rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile

    "a lion rampant"

  3. rampant(adj)

    (of a plant) having a lush and unchecked growth

    "a rampant growth of weeds"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rampant(adjective)ˈræm pənt

    uncontrolled an in many places

    Fraud is rampant in the industry.


  1. rampant(Adjective)

    rearing on both hind legs with the forelegs extended

    The Vienna riding school displays splendid rampant movement

  2. rampant(Adjective)

    : rearing on its hind leg(s), with a foreleg raised and in profile.

  3. rampant(Adjective)

    tilted, said of an arch with one side higher than the other.

  4. rampant(Adjective)

    unrestrained or unchecked, usually in a negative manner.

    Weeds are rampant in any neglected garden.

  5. rampant(Adjective)

    rife, or occurring widely, frequently or menacingly.

    There was rampant corruption in the city.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rampant

    ramping; leaping; springing; rearing upon the hind legs; hence, raging; furious

  2. Rampant

    ascending; climbing; rank in growth; exuberant

  3. Rampant

    rising with fore paws in the air as if attacking; -- said of a beast of prey, especially a lion. The right fore leg and right hind leg should be raised higher than the left


  1. Rampant

    Rampant is the fifth studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in 1974. It was their third and to be the last LP produced by Roger Glover.

Anagrams of rampant

  1. mantrap

Translations for rampant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


very common and uncontrolled

Vandalism is rampant in the town.

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