Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) an inclined surface connecting two levels
  2. (noun, plant) North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers
  3. (noun, artifact) a movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft
  4. (verb, stative) behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
  5. (verb, possession) furnish with a ramp
  6. (verb, perception) be rampant
  7. (verb, motion) creep up -- used especially of plants
  8. (verb, contact) stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing

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Origin of the word Ramp

  1. 1778, "slope," from Fr. rampe, back-formation from O.Fr. verb ramper "to climb, creep" (12c.), perhaps from Frank. *rampon "to contract oneself" (cf. O.H.G. rimpfan "to wrinkle," O.E. hrimpan "to fold, wrinkle" more

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Words that sound like Ramp

rainbow, ramify, ramp up, remove, reunify, rhomb, rhumb, rhumba, romanoff, romanov, romp, rum baba, rumba, rump, run by, run off, run up, run-up, runoff, runup

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