unrestrained and violent
rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile
"a lion rampant"
(of a plant) having a lush and unchecked growth
"a rampant growth of weeds"
rearing on both hind legs with the forelegs extended
The Vienna riding school displays splendid rampant movement
: rearing on its hind leg(s), with a foreleg raised and in profile.
tilted, said of an arch with one side higher than the other.
unrestrained or unchecked, usually in a negative manner.
Weeds are rampant in any neglected garden.
rife, or occurring widely, frequently or menacingly.
There was rampant corruption in the city.
ramping; leaping; springing; rearing upon the hind legs; hence, raging; furious
ascending; climbing; rank in growth; exuberant
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
Origin: [F., p. pr. of ramper to creep. See Ramp, v.]
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.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
(Fr., literally, “raging”). In heraldry, an epithet applied to a lion or other beast of prey when placed erect on the two hind-legs, with only one of the fore-legs elevated, the head being seen in profile. When the face is turned toward the spectator, the attitude is called rampant gardant, and when the head is turned backwards, rampant regardant. A lion counter-rampant is one rampant towards the sinister, instead of towards the dexter, the usual attitude. Two lions rampant contrariwise in saltire, are sometimes also said to be counter-rampant.
The numerical value of rampant in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of rampant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of rampant in a Sentence
Its illegality run rampant.
Sexting and sending photos is rampant.
FDCs are not bad, rampant misuse of these drugs is bad.
This kind of helps to eliminate some of the rampant corruption that plagued the commonwealth for decades.
It's clearly a significant problem and it's rampant, it has always been a problem, but my hunch is that (drowsy driving) has probably increased.
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- αχαλίνωτος, ασυγκράτητοςGreek
- rampant, effrénéFrench
- ar a ingne deiridhIrish
- sfrenata, sfrenato, rampanteItalian
- ongebreideld, hellend, woekerend, ongecontroleerd, steigerendDutch
- неистовый, стоящий на задних лапах, буйный, ярый, угрожать, безудержныйRussian
- stegrande, grasserande, vild, otyglad, ohejdad, hejdlösSwedish
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