What does ramify mean?

Definitions for ramifyˈræm əˌfaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ramify.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. complexify, ramify(verb)

    have or develop complicating consequences

    "These actions will ramify"

  2. ramify, branch(verb)

    grow and send out branches or branch-like structures

    "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"

  3. branch, ramify, fork, furcate, separate(verb)

    divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork

    "The road forks"


  1. ramify(Verb)

    To divide into branches or subdivisions.

  2. ramify(Verb)

    To spread or diversify into multiple fields or categories.

    to ramify an art, subject, scheme.

  3. Origin: From ramifier, from *, from ramus + facio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ramify(verb)

    to divide into branches or subdivisions; as, to ramify an art, subject, scheme

  2. Ramify(verb)

    to shoot, or divide, into branches or subdivisions, as the stem of a plant

  3. Ramify(verb)

    to be divided or subdivided, as a main subject

  4. Origin: [F. ramifier, LL. ramificare, fr. L. ramus a branch + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See -fy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ramify

    Ramification, &c. See under Ramus.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ramify in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ramify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Maynard Keynes:

    The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.

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