Try Our Apps


Is irregardless a word?


[ram-ij] /ˈræm ɪdʒ/
noun, Anthropology.
a descent group composed of individuals descended from one ancestor through any combination of male and female links.
Origin of ramage
1610-20, in sense “the branches of a tree” (1936 in this sense); < French, equivalent to ram- (Old French ram, raim) branch (< Latin rāmus) + -age -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for ramage
Historical Examples
  • ramage pursed his rather loose lips and shrugged his shoulders, with his eyes fixed steadily upon her.

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells
  • Next, call attention to the conversation overheard by Mr. ramage.

    The Orange Girl Walter Besant
  • The lighting-up pierced the obscurity of the box, and ramage stopped his urgent flow of words abruptly and sat back.

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells
  • Mr. ramage, my own witness, I saw modestly sitting in a corner.

    The Orange Girl Walter Besant
  • If hate could kill, ramage would have been killed by a flash of hate.

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells
  • Such men, however, were unknown in most of the regions which ramage explored.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • "I've had most of the things I wanted," said ramage, in the stillness of the night.

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells
  • He notices things, does ramage; and might, indeed, have elaborated this argument.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • ramage talked always about women or some woman's concern, and very much about Ann Veronica's own outlook upon life.

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells
  • Ay, he notices things, does ramage--non-antiquarian things as well.

    Alone Norman Douglas

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for ramage

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for ramage

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for ramage