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ram

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noun \ ˈram \

Definition of ram

1 a :a male sheep
b capitalized :aries
b :a warship with a heavy beak at the prow for piercing an enemy ship
3 :any of various guided pieces for exerting pressure or for driving or forcing something by impact: such as
a :the plunger of a hydrostatic press or force pump
b :the weight that strikes the blow in a pile driver

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Origin and Etymology of ram

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

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ram

verb

Definition of ram

rammed; ramming
intransitive verb
1 :to strike with violence :crash
2 :to move with extreme rapidity
transitive verb
1 :to force in by or as if by driving
2 a :to make compact (as by pounding)
b :cram, crowd
3 :to force passage or acceptance of
  • ram home an idea
4 :to strike against violently

rammer

noun

Examples of ram in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of ram

Middle English rammen, probably from ram, noun


RAM

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noun \ ˈram \

Definition of RAM

: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 in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of ram

random-access memory

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RAM Defined for English Language Learners

ram

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noun

Definition of ram for English Language Learners

  • : an adult male sheep

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


ram

verb

Definition of ram for English Language Learners

  • : to forcefully hit something

  • : to cause (something) to forcefully hit something

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


RAM

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noun

Definition of RAM for English Language Learners

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


RAM Defined for Kids

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ram

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verb \ ˈram \

Definition of ram for Students

rammed; ramming
1 :to strike or strike against with violence
  • … I rammed my elbow back into my best friend's chest.
  • —Jerry Spinelli, Crash
2 :to force in, down, or together by driving or pressing
  • He rammed clothes into a suitcase.
3 :2force 2
  • The law was rammed through Congress.

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ram

noun

Definition of ram for Students

1 :a male sheep

RAM

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noun \ ˈram \

Definition of RAM for Students

:a computer memory that provides the main storage available to the user for programs and data

Medical Dictionary

ram

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noun \ ˈram \

medical Definition of ram

:a male sheep


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