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Definitions for rampant
ˈræm pəntram·pant

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rampantadjective

    unrestrained and violent

    "rampant aggression"

  2. rampant(ip), rearingadjective

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

    "a lion rampant"

  3. rampantadjective

    (of a plant) having a lush and unchecked growth

    "a rampant growth of weeds"

Wiktionary

  1. rampantadjective

    rearing on both hind legs with the forelegs extended

    The Vienna riding school displays splendid rampant movement

  2. rampantadjective

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

  3. rampantadjective

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

  4. rampantadjective

    unrestrained or unchecked, usually in a negative manner.

    Weeds are rampant in any neglected garden.

  5. rampantadjective

    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

  4. 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. 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.

  2. Asia Director Phelim Kine:

    Imposing mandatory drug testing of students when Philippine police are committing rampant summary killings of alleged drug users puts countless children in danger for failing a drug test.

  3. Alexander Matheou:

    We need to act now and we need to act fast to have any hope of containing this human catastrophe, this virus has no respect for borders and these variants are running rampant across Southeast Asia.

  4. Paul Smith:

    It would be huge for the LGBT community to have protections in the private sector from employment discrimination, which is pretty much a rampant problem to this day.

  5. Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

    The indictment alleges corruption that is rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted both abroad and here in the United States, it spans at least two generations of soccer officials who, as alleged, have abused their positions of trust to acquire millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.

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Translations for rampant

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  • zügellosGerman
  • ασυγκράτητος, αχαλίνωτοςGreek
  • شایعPersian
  • rehottavaFinnish
  • effréné, rampantFrench
  • ar a ingne deiridhIrish
  • merajalelaIndonesian
  • sfrenato, rampante, sfrenataItalian
  • 手がつけられないJapanese
  • 유행하는Korean
  • erectusLatin
  • буенMacedonian
  • hellend, woekerend, ongebreideld, steigerend, ongecontroleerdDutch
  • безудержный, угрожать, ярый, буйный, стоящий на задних лапах, неистовыйRussian
  • hejdlös, ohejdad, otyglad, vild, grasserande, stegrandeSwedish
  • 猖獗Chinese

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