Definitions for: Ram


[n] uncastrated adult male sheep; "a British term is `tup'"
[n] a tool for driving or forcing something by impact
[n] the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible
[n] the first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21 to April 19
[n] (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries
[v] force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
[v] crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked"
[v] undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post"
[v] strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ram, n. [AS. ramm, ram; akin to OHG. & D. ram, Prov. G.
ramm, and perh. to Icel. ramr strong.]
1. The male of the sheep and allied animals. In some parts of
England a ram is called a tup.

2. (Astron.)
(a) Aries, the sign of the zodiac which the sun enters
about the 21st of March.
(b) The constellation Aries, which does not now, as
formerly, occupy the sign of the same name.

3. An engine of war used for butting or battering.
Specifically:
(a) In ancient warfare, a long beam suspended by slings in
a framework, and used for battering the walls of
cities; a battering-ram.
(b) A heavy steel or iron beak attached to the prow of a
steam war vessel for piercing or cutting down the
vessel of an enemy; also, a vessel carrying such a
beak.

4. A hydraulic ram. See under Hydraulic.

5. The weight which strikes the blow, in a pile driver, steam
hammer, stamp mill, or the like.

6. The plunger of a hydraulic press.

Ram's horn.
(a) (Fort.) A low semicircular work situated in and
commanding a ditch. [Written also ramshorn.]
--Farrow.
(b) (Paleon.) An ammonite.


Ram, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rammed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Ramming.]
1. To butt or strike against; to drive a ram against or
through; to thrust or drive with violence; to force in; to
drive together; to cram; as, to ram an enemy's vessel; to
ram piles, cartridges, etc.

[They] rammed me in with foul shirts, and smocks,
socks, foul stockings, greasy napkins. --Shak.

2. To fill or compact by pounding or driving.

A ditch . . . was filled with some sound materials,
and rammed to make the foundation solid.
--Arbuthnot.

Synonyms: Aries, Aries, Aries the Ram, chock up, cram, crash, drive, force, jam, jampack, pack, pound, random access memory, random memory, random-access memory, read/write memory, tup, wad

See Also: battering ram, beat in, buffer, buffer storage, buffer store, clash, collide, drill in, drive in, hammer in, head, horn, house, human, individual, mansion, mortal, person, planetary house, RAM disk, ram down, rammer, screw, sheep, sign, sign of the zodiac, somebody, someone, soul, star sign, stuff, thrust, toe, tool, volatile storage

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