see also: RAM, Ram
  • (British, America) enPR: răm, IPA: /ɹæm/

ram (plural rams)

  1. A male sheep, typically uncastrated
  2. A battering ram; a heavy object used for breaking through doors.
  3. A warship intended to sink other ships by ramming them.
  4. A piston powered by hydraulic pressure.
  5. A weight which strikes a blow, in a ramming device such as a pile driver, a steam hammer, a stamp mill.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: maglio, maglio idraulico
  • Russian: тара́н
  • Spanish: pistón hidráulico

ram (rams, present participle ramming; past and past participle rammed)

  1. (ambitransitive) To collide with (an object), usually with the intention of damaging it or disabling its function.
    The man, driving an SUV, then rammed the gate, according to police.
    Two snatch thieves who snatched a woman’s bag experienced swift karma when their victim accidentally rammed into their motorcycle.
  2. (transitive) To strike (something) hard, especially with an implement.
    After placing the cartridge in the musket, ram it down securely with the ramrod.
    To build a sturdy fence, you have to ram the posts deep into the ground.
  3. (transitive) To fill or compact by pounding or driving.
    Rammed earth walls
  4. (slang) To thrust during sexual intercourse.
    • 1999, Mr.Web, Size Matters review by mr. web review Group: rec.arts.movies.erotica
      like feel a soft butt against their pelvis or ram a girl really hard with piston-like speed while she begs and screams for more
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  1. (Northern England) Rancid, offensive in smell or taste.

Pronunciation Noun

ram (plural rams)

  1. (electronics, computing) Acronym of random access memory
  2. (project management) Responsibility assignment matrix.
  3. (risk management) Reliability availability maintainability.
  4. (military) Radar-absorbent material, a material absorbent to radar.
  • French: RAM, mémoire RAM
  • Italian: memoria
  • Portuguese: memória RAM
  • Russian: ОЗУ
  • Spanish: RAM, memoria RAM
Proper noun
  1. Royal Academy of Music.
Related terms
Proper noun
  1. The constellation Aries.

ram (plural rams)

  1. (UK, soccer) someone connected with Derby County Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  2. Variant of Rāma

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