ram

1
[ ram ]
/ ræm /

noun

verb (used with object), rammed, ram·ming.

Origin of ram

1
before 900; Middle English: male sheep, machine for ramming, Old English ram(m); cognate with Dutch, Low German ram, German Ramme; (v.) Middle English rammen, derivative of the noun; compare Old High German rammen

SYNONYMS FOR ram

OTHER WORDS FROM ram

ram·like, adjectiveun·rammed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ramming (1 of 4)

Ram
/ (ræm) /

noun

the Ram the constellation Aries, the first sign of the zodiac

British Dictionary definitions for ramming (2 of 4)

RAM1
/ (ræm) /

n acronym for computing

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 ramming (3 of 4)

RAM2

abbreviation for

Royal Academy of Music

British Dictionary definitions for ramming (4 of 4)

ram
/ (ræm) /

noun

verb rams, ramming or rammed

Derived forms of ram

rammer, noun

Word Origin for ram

Old English ramm; related to Old High German ram ram, Old Norse ramr fierce, rimma to fight
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Science definitions for ramming

RAM
[ răm ]

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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Culture definitions for ramming

RAM

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.)

notes for RAM

hard drives on a computer are an example of RAM.
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