- (in the Ramayana) any of the three avatars of Vishnu: Balarama, Parashurama, or Ramachandra.
- variant of -orama, occurring as the final element in compounds when the first element is disyllabic and does not end in -r, used so that the entire word maintains the same number of syllables as panorama: Cinerama; telerama.
- Phumiphon AduldetBhumibol Adulyadej, born 1927, king of Thailand since 1946.
Examples from the Web for rama
This is not lost on their commander, Rama (Shani Klein), an aspiring military careerist who looks down on frivolity in wartime.‘Zero Motivation’: the Funny Side of the IDF
December 8, 2014
The Crown Prince is as reviled among the Thai people as the King, Rama IX, is beloved.The Real Crisis in Thailand is the Coming Royal Succession
February 22, 2014
A tween girl named Rama, from the nearby village of Jayyous, had also joined the sport.If You Build It, They Will Skate
July 17, 2013
Yoga Rama repeatedly asked me to trace and retrace all the letters of the name.Telepathy
W. W. Baggally
So was the enemy of gods and men put to death by peerless Rama.
When peace was restored, Rama commanded that Sita should be brought forth.
Rama cried: “This day have I sinned, because she is innocent.”
Then the sage rejoiced greatly, and embracing Rama kissed his head.
- (in Hindu mythology) any of Vishnu's three incarnations (the heroes Balarama, Parashurama, or Ramachandra)
Word Origin and History for rama
incarnation of Vishnu, from Sanskrit Ramah, literally "lovely," from stem of ramate "stands still, rests, is pleased."
noun suffix meaning "sight, view, spectacular display or instance of," 1824, abstracted from panorama (q.v.), ultimately from Greek horama "sight, spectacle, that which is seen."