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.]

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  2. RAMP

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  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. Greg Hayes:

    Pratt faces some significant headwinds on this ramp-up.

  2. Matt Bridges:

    It's going to be a long time for that (isocracker) to ramp up again.

  3. Chief Executive Philippe Petitcolin:

    In the coming months, the challenge of the LEAP ramp-up will intensify.

  4. Francis Archambault:

    The job was very well done in terms of building capacity for this ramp-up.

  5. Nadim Bashir:

    We're just trying to ramp up our efforts in the community and get a better name.

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