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ram

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noun \ˈram\

Simple Definition of ram

  • : an adult male sheep

  • : a piece of machinery that is used to hit or lift something else

Full Definition of ram

  1. 1 a :  a male sheep b capitalized :  aries

  2. 2 a :  battering ram b :  a warship with a heavy beak at the prow for piercing an enemy ship

  3. 3 :  any of various guided pieces for exerting pressure or for driving or forcing something by impact: as a :  the plunger of a hydrostatic press or force pump b :  the weight that strikes the blow in a pile driver

Origin of ram

Middle English, from Old English ramm; akin to Old High German ram


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mammals Terms

Rhymes with ram


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ram

verb

Simple Definition of ram

  • : to forcefully hit something

  • : to cause (something) to forcefully hit something

  • : to push (something) into a position or place with force

Full Definition of ram

rammedram·ming

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike with violence :  crash

  3. 2 :  to move with extreme rapidity

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to force in by or as if by driving

  6. 2 a :  to make compact (as by pounding) b :  cram, crowd

  7. 3 :  to force passage or acceptance of <ram home an idea>

  8. 4 :  to strike against violently

ram·mer noun

Examples of ram

  1. They deliberately rammed my car from behind.

  2. The car slid and rammed against the wall.

  3. He deliberately rammed his car into mine.

  4. She rammed her fist against the wall in anger.

  5. She rammed the cork into the barrel.

  6. He opened the chute and rammed the clothes down.



Origin of ram

Middle English rammen, probably from ram, noun


First Known Use: 14th century


RAM

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noun \ˈram\

Simple Definition of RAM

  • computers : the part of a computer in which information is stored temporarily when a program is being used

Full Definition of RAM

  1. :  a computer memory on which data can be both read and written and on which the location of data does not affect the speed of its retrieval; especially :  RAM that acts as the main storage available to the user for programs and data —called also random-access memory — compare rom

Examples of ram

  1. My computer is slow because it needs more RAM.



Origin of ram

random-access memory


First Known Use: 1957

Other Computer-Related Terms

Rhymes with ram


Medical Dictionary

ram

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noun \ˈram\

Medical Definition of ram

  1. :  a male sheep






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