verb (used with object), rammed, ram·ming.
- ralph roister doister,
- ram down someone's throat,
- ram raid,
- ram singh,
- ram's-head lady's-slipper,
- ram-air turbine
Origin of ram1
Origin of ram2
Origin of RAM
Examples from the Web for ram
Where and when and why did Russ meet Ram Dass, for goodness sakes?
And then the ram is caught by its horns in the bush and is sacrificed instead.The American Prophet of Delusion: Robert Stone in Conversation|David Samuels|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They wanted to ram that fact down the throat of would-be rivals, like the Russians, and even longtime friends, like the French.
Sales of the Ram Truck line were up 29 percent year over year, whiles sales of the Dodge Durango SUV were up 117 percent.
Encouraged by this success, Audi, Grand Cherokee and Ram all have plans to launch diesel vehicles going forward.July was the Greenest Month Ever for U.S. Car Sales|Anna Batchelor|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Each man took an equal share, but they gave me the ram which had saved my life.
The ram settled back slightly, till the rope was almost taut.The Watchers of the Trails|Charles G. D. Roberts
Just as the effort seemed more than she could keep up, Ram moved away from her bed.Bengal Dacoits and Tigers|Maharanee Sunity Devee
Besides the loss of the smoke-stack and steering-gear, the injuries to the casemate of the ram were very severe.The Gulf and Inland Waters|A. T. Mahan
I would to God there could be a Jehovah-jireh, 'a ram caught in the thicket,' to prevent the sacrifice of that people.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 4 (of 10)|John Gibson Lockhart.
verb rams, ramming or rammed
Word Origin for ram
n acronym for computing
Old English ramm "male sheep," also "battering ram" and the zodiac sign; earlier rom "male sheep," a West Germanic word (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch, Old High German ram), of unknown origin. Perhaps [Klein] connected with Old Norse rammr "strong," Old Church Slavonic ramenu "impetuous, violent."
1957, acronym for random access memory (computerese).
"to beat with a heavy implement," c.1300, from ram (n.). Related: Rammed; ramming.
Acronym for random access memory, which is a type of memory in which a reader can go to a specific item without having to start at the beginning. Random access memories can often be altered once an item is found. (See computer memory and magnetic memory storage; compare ROM.)