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Meaning of RAMP

Pronunciation:  ramp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an inclined surface or roadway that moves traffic from one level to another
  2. [n]  a movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft
  3. [n]  North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers
  4. [v]  stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing
  5. [v]  as of a snake
  6. [v]  creep up -- used esp. of plants; "The roses ramped over the wall"
  7. [v]  be rampant, as of a beast in a heraldic depiction
  8. [v]  furnish with a ramp; "The ramped auditorium"
  9. [v]  behave violently, as if in a great rage

RAMP is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: Allium tricoccum, incline, rage, storm, wild leek
 See Also: act, alliaceous plant, behave, climb, climb up, crawl, creep, do, furnish, go up, inclined plane, model, mount, pose, posture, provide, render, sit, ski jump, staircase, stairs, stairway, stand, stand up, steps, supply



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ramp\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ramped} (?; 215); p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Ramping}.] [F. ramper to creep, OF., to climb; of German
    origin; cf. G. raffen to snatch, LG. & D. rapen. See {Rap} to
    snatch, and cf. Romp.]
    1. To spring; to leap; to bound; to rear; to prance; to
       become rampant; hence, to frolic; to romp.
    2. To move by leaps, or by leaps; hence, to move swiftly or
       with violence.
             Their bridles they would champ,
             And trampling the fine element would fiercely ramp.
    3. To climb, as a plant; to creep up.
             With claspers and tendrils, they [plants] catch
             hold, . . . and so ramping upon trees, they mount up
             to a great height.                    --Ray.
  2. \Ramp\, n.
    1. A leap; a spring; a hostile advance.
             The bold Ascalonite Fled from his lion ramp.
    2. A highwayman; a robber. [Prov. Eng.]
    3. A romping woman; a prostitute. [Obs.] --Lyly.
    4. [F. rampe.] (Arch.)
       (a) Any sloping member, other than a purely constructional
           one, such as a continuous parapet to a staircase.
       (b) A short bend, slope, or curve, where a hand rail or
           cap changes its direction.
    5. [F. rampe.] (Fort.) An inclined plane serving as a
       communication between different interior levels.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are going up a ramp means your struggles in achieving a goal. It is symbolic of your determination and ambition. If you fail to go up a ramp, then it suggests that you are not able to overcome your difficulties. There are still obstacles standing on your way. Dreaming that you are going down a ramp, refers to some instability in your life.