Ramp meaning

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To assume a threatening stance, as in rearing up on hindlegs.
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The definition of a ramp is a sloped or curved surface that joins different levels.

An example of a ramp is how someone in a wheelchair would get onto a sidewalk from a street.

An example of a ramp is the sloping runway used to launch a boat into water from a trailer.

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A mobile staircase by which passengers board and leave an aircraft.
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A concave bend of a handrail where a sharp change in level or direction occurs, as at a stair landing.
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To move or rush threateningly, violently, or with fury; rampage.
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The act of ramping.
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To behave violently; to rage.
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To spring; to leap; to bound, rear, or prance; to move swiftly or violently.
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To climb, like a plant; to creep up.
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To stand in a rampant position.
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(intransitive) To change value, often at a steady rate.
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An inclined surface or roadway connecting different levels.
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(heraldry) To stand in the rampant position.
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To provide with a ramp.
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To assume a threatening posture.
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To rush around or act in a threatening or violent manner.
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A plant (Allium tricoccum) of the eastern United States having small bulbs and young leaves that are edible and have a pungent onionlike flavor.
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A sloping, sometimes curved, surface, walk, road, etc. joining different levels.
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A means for boarding or leaving a plane, as a staircase on wheels rolled up to the door.
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A concave bend or curve where a handrail or coping changes its direction, as at a staircase landing.
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A sloping runway for launching boats, as from trailers.
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A wild leek (Allium tricoccum) having a pair of broad basal leaves in spring, followed by a naked flower stalk: its strongly flavored bulbs are edible.
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A road that connects a freeway to a surface street or another freeway.
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(aviation) A mobile staircase that is attached to the doors of an aircraft at an airport.
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(aviation) A place where an aircraft parks, next to a terminal, for loading and unloading (see also apron)
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(skating) A construction used to do skating tricks, usually in the form of part of a pipe.
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A speed bump.
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An American plant, Allium tricoccum, related to the onion; a wild leek.
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(Appalachia) A promiscuous man or woman; a general insult for a worthless person.
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ramp up
  • to increase or augment
    To ramp up factory production.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of ramp

  • French rampe from ramper to slope, rise up from Old French ramp2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English rampen from Old French ramper to rear, rise up of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant of rams from Middle English ramse from Old English hramsa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French rampe, back-formation of Old French ramper, from Frankish *rampon (“to contract oneself"), akin to Old High German rimpfan (German rümpfen (“to wrinkle up")). Compare Danish rimpe (“to fold" (archaic), "to baste"), Icelandic rimpa.

    From Wiktionary

  • See ramson.

    From Wiktionary