a male sheep.
Aries, Astronomy, Astrology. the constellation or sign of Aries.
any of various devices for battering, crushing, driving, or forcing something, especially a battering ram.
(formerly) a heavy beak or spur projecting from the bow of a warship for penetrating the hull of an enemy's ship.
(formerly) a warship so equipped, especially one used primarily for ramming enemy vessels.
the heavy weight that strikes the blow in a pile driver or the like.
a piston, as on a hydraulic press.
a reciprocating part of certain machine tools, as the toolholder of a slotter or shaper.
to drive or force by heavy blows.
to strike with great force; dash violently against: The car went out of control and rammed the truck.
- ramlike, adjective
- un·rammed, adjective
Other definitions for ram (2 of 5)
a confidence man's associate who acts as a decoy; confederate; shill.
Other definitions for RAM (3 of 5)
random-access memory; computer memory available to the user for creating, loading, or running programs and for the temporary storage and manipulation of data, in which time of access to each item is independent of the storage sequence. As a storage medium, RAM is volatile, so its contents are lost when the power fails or is turned off.
- Compare ROM.
- RAM , ROM
Other definitions for RAM (4 of 5)
Other definitions for R.A.M. (5 of 5)
Royal Academy of Music.
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British Dictionary definitions for ram (1 of 5)
an uncastrated adult sheep
a piston or moving plate, esp one driven hydraulically or pneumatically
the falling weight of a pile driver or similar device
short for battering ram
Also called: rostrum, beak a pointed projection in the stem of an ancient warship for puncturing the hull of enemy ships
a warship equipped with a ram
slang a sexually active man
(tr usually foll by into) to force or drive, as by heavy blows: to ram a post into the ground
(of a moving object) to crash with force (against another object) or (of two moving objects) to collide in this way: the ships rammed the enemy
(tr ; often foll by in or down) to stuff or cram (something into a hole, etc)
(tr ; foll by onto, against etc) to thrust violently: he rammed the books onto the desk
(tr) to present (an idea, argument, etc) forcefully or aggressively (esp in the phrase ram (something) down someone's throat)
(tr) to drive (a charge) into a firearm
- rammer, noun
British Dictionary definitions for Ram (2 of 5)
the Ram the constellation Aries, the first sign of the zodiac
British Dictionary definitions for RAM (3 of 5)
random access memory: semiconductor memory in which all storage locations can be rapidly accessed in the same amount of time. It forms the main memory of a computer, used by applications to perform tasks while the device is operating
British Dictionary definitions for RAM (4 of 5)
Royal Academy of Music
British Dictionary definitions for r.a.m. (5 of 5)
relative atomic mass
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Scientific definitions for RAM
Short for random access memory. The main memory of a computer, in which data can be stored or retrieved from all locations at the same (usually very high) speed. See also dynamic RAM static RAM.
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Cultural definitions for RAM
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