Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

rampage

play
verb ram·page \ˈram-ˌpāj, (ˌ)ram-ˈ\

Simple Definition of rampage

  • : to act or move in a wild and usually destructive way

Full Definition of rampage

ram·pagedram·pag·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to rush wildly about

Examples of rampage

  1. Rioters rampaged through the streets of the city.



Origin of rampage

Scots


First Known Use: 1808


2

rampage

play
noun ram·page \ˈram-ˌpāj\

Simple Definition of rampage

  • : an occurrence of wild and usually destructive behavior

Full Definition of rampage

  1. :  a course of violent, riotous, or reckless action or behavior

ram·pa·geous play \ram-ˈpā-jəs\ adjective
ram·pa·geous·ly adverb
ram·pa·geous·ness noun

Examples of rampage

  1. <some crazy guy went on a rampage in the public library and started grabbing books off the shelves and tossing them around>



1861

First Known Use of rampage

1861



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rampage? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 9, 2016

marked by high spirits and laughter

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders spindrift pince-nez duvet
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ