Variant of rampant
- growing luxuriantly; flourishing: rampant plants
- spreading unchecked; widespread; rife
- violent and uncontrollable in action, manner, speech, etc.
- Archit. having one abutment higher than the other: said of an arch
- rearing up on the hind legs
- Heraldry depicted thus in profile, with one forepaw raised above the other: a lion rampant
Origin: Middle English from OFr, present participle of ramper: see ramp
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