The definition of a ramp is a sloped or curved surface that joins different levels.(noun)
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Origin: Fr rampe < OFr ramper: see ramp
Origin: ME rampen < OFr ramper, to climb, clamber < Frank *rampon, to cramp together < Gmc *rampa, claw, akin to MDu ramp, cramp < IE *(s)kremb-, var. of base *(s)kerb(h)-, to twist, curve > shrimp, harp
Origin: taken as sing. of ramps, var. of dial. rams, wild garlic < ME < OE hramsa, wild garlic < IE base *krem- > Gr kremyon, MIr crem, Lith kermùšė
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Origin: French rampe
Origin: , from ramper, to slope, rise up
Origin: , from Old French; see ramp2.
intransitive verb ramped, ramp·ing, ramps
Origin: Middle English rampen
Origin: , from Old French ramper, to rear, rise up
Origin: , of Germanic origin.
Origin: Variant of rams
Origin: , from Middle English ramse
Origin: , from Old English hramsa.
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