What does rampant mean?

Definitions for rampant
ˈræm pəntram·pant

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

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"

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [F., p. pr. of ramper to creep. See Ramp, v.]

  2. Rampant

    ascending; climbing; rank in growth; exuberant

    Etymology: [F., p. pr. of ramper to creep. See Ramp, v.]

  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

    Etymology: [F., p. pr. of ramper to creep. See Ramp, v.]

Freebase

  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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rampant

    (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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rampant in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rampant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of rampant in a Sentence

  1. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    Nicholas Alahverdian said, Both facilities were closed by their states both before and after my placement in those facilities for the rampant abuse and negligence that ensued on a daily basis. And, of most concern to the taxpayer, the state expended over a quarter of a million dollars on this corrupt, for-profit corporation that cut staff and services, increased the population, reaped in the profits, and sipped martinis and watched the sun rise as the children they were responsible for wept from the pain of the punch and the constant, piercing screaming that ensued as a result of the unmanageable population juxtaposed with assaultive, unprofessional, ill-equipped staff.

  2. Mark Parkinson:

    Our worst fears have come true as Covid runs rampant among the general population, and long term care facilities are powerless to fully prevent it from entering due to its asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic spread.

  3. Greg Abbott:

    Because the spread is so rampant right now, there's never a reason for you to have to leave your home, unless you do need to go out, the safest place for you is at your home.

  4. Anne Bayefsky:

    These same authorities on racism champion the U.N.'s racist Durban Declaration, support the U.N.'s rampant discriminatory treatmentof the Jewish state, and turn a blind eye to modern forms of anti-Semitism. So their sudden concern with anti-Semitism in the United States appears disingenuous, to say the least.

  5. Moha Gerehou:

    It has a lot to do with education, because the main bottleneck is in access to universities, leaving low-paid and precarious employment like domestic work or harvesting, where there is rampant exploitation.

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Translations for rampant

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  • zügellosGerman
  • αχαλίνωτος, ασυγκράτητοςGreek
  • شایعPersian
  • rehottavaFinnish
  • rampant, effrénéFrench
  • ar a ingne deiridhIrish
  • merajalelaIndonesian
  • sfrenata, sfrenato, rampanteItalian
  • 手がつけられないJapanese
  • 유행하는Korean
  • erectusLatin
  • буенMacedonian
  • ongebreideld, hellend, woekerend, ongecontroleerd, steigerendDutch
  • неистовый, стоящий на задних лапах, буйный, ярый, угрожать, безудержныйRussian
  • stegrande, grasserande, vild, otyglad, ohejdad, hejdlösSwedish
  • 猖獗Chinese

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    • A. flabby
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