Definition of Ramp

1. Noun. An inclined surface connecting two levels.

Exact synonyms: Incline
Generic synonyms: Inclined Plane
Specialized synonyms: Ski Jump
Derivative terms: Incline

2. Verb. Behave violently, as if in state of a great anger. "Sam and Sue ramp"
Exact synonyms: Rage, Storm
Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do
Derivative terms: Rage, Rage, Rampage, Rampant, Storm

3. Noun. North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers.
Exact synonyms: Allium Tricoccum, Wild Leek
Generic synonyms: Alliaceous Plant

4. Verb. Furnish with a ramp. ; "The ramped auditorium"
Category relationships: Architecture
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

5. Noun. A movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft.
Generic synonyms: Staircase, Stairway

6. Verb. Be rampant. "The lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction"
Category relationships: Heraldry
Generic synonyms: Model, Pose, Posture, Sit
Derivative terms: Rampant

7. Verb. Creep up -- used especially of plants. "The roses ramped over the wall"
Generic synonyms: Climb, Climb Up, Go Up, Mount

8. Verb. Stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing.
Generic synonyms: Stand, Stand Up

Definition of Ramp

1. v. i. To spring; to leap; to bound; to rear; to prance; to become rampant; hence, to frolic; to romp.

2. n. A leap; a spring; a hostile advance.

Definition of Ramp

1. Noun. An inclined surface that connects two levels; an incline. ¹

2. Noun. (context: aviation) A mobile staircase that is attached to the doors of an airliner at an airport. ¹

3. Noun. (context: skating) A construction used to do skating tricks, usually in the form of part of a pipe. ¹

4. Verb. To behave violently; to rage. ¹

5. Verb. To stand in a rampant position. ¹

6. Noun. An American plant, ''Allium tricoccum'', related to the onion; a wild leek. ¹

7. Noun. (context: Appalachia) A promiscuous man or woman; a general insult for a worthless person. ¹

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Definition of Ramp

1. to rise or stand on the hind legs [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Ramp

1. 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." (Spenser) 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) Origin: 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. A leap; a spring; a hostile advance. "The bold Ascalonite Fled from his lion ramp." (Milton) 2. A highwayman; a robber. 3. A romping woman; a prostitute. 4. [F. Rampe. Any sloping member, other than a purely constructional one, such as a continuous parapet to a staircase. A short bend, slope, or curve, where a hand rail or cap changes its direction. 5. [F. Rampe. An inclined plane serving as a communication between different interior levels. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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