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RAM

 (răm)
n. Computers
A memory device in which information can be accessed in any order.

[r(andom-)a(ccess) m(emory).]

ram

 (răm)
n.
1. A male sheep.
2. Any of several devices used to drive, batter, or crush by forceful impact, especially:
a. A battering ram.
b. The weight that drops in a pile driver or steam hammer.
c. The plunger or piston of a force pump or hydraulic press.
3. A hydraulic ram.
4.
a. A projection on the prow of a warship, used to batter or cut into enemy vessels.
b. A ship having such a projection.
5. Ram See Aries.
tr.v. rammed, ram·ming, rams
1. To strike or drive against with a heavy impact; butt: rammed the door with a sledgehammer until it broke open.
2. To force or press into place.
3. To cram; stuff: rammed the clothes into the suitcase.
4. To force passage or acceptance of: rammed the project through the city council despite local opposition.

[Middle English, from Old English ramm.]

ram′mer n.

ram

(ræm)
n
1. (Breeds) an uncastrated adult sheep
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a piston or moving plate, esp one driven hydraulically or pneumatically
3. (Mechanical Engineering) the falling weight of a pile driver or similar device
4. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) short for battering ram
5. (Nautical Terms) Also called: rostrum or beak a pointed projection in the stem of an ancient warship for puncturing the hull of enemy ships
6. (Nautical Terms) a warship equipped with a ram
7. slang a sexually active man
vb, rams, ramming or rammed
8. (usually foll by: into) to force or drive, as by heavy blows: to ram a post into the ground.
9. (of a moving object) to crash with force (against another object) or (of two moving objects) to collide in this way: the ships rammed the enemy.
10. (tr; often foll by in or down) to stuff or cram (something into a hole, etc)
11. (tr; foll by onto, against etc) to thrust violently: he rammed the books onto the desk.
12. (tr) to present (an idea, argument, etc) forcefully or aggressively (esp in the phrase ram (something) down someone's throat)
13. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) to drive (a charge) into a firearm
[Old English ramm; related to Old High German ram ram, Old Norse ramr fierce, rimma to fight]
ˈrammer n

Ram

(ræm)
n
(Astrology) the Ram the constellation Aries, the first sign of the zodiac

RAM

(ræm)
n acronym for
(Computer Science) random access memory: semiconductor memory in which all storage locations can be rapidly accessed in the same amount of time. It forms the main memory of a computer, used by applications to perform tasks while the device is operating

RAM

abbreviation for
(Music, other) Royal Academy of Music

ram

(ræm)

n., v. rammed, ram•ming. n.
1. a male sheep.
2. (cap.) Aries.
3. any of various devices for crushing, driving, or forcing something, as a battering ram.
4. (formerly) a heavy beak or spur projecting from the bow of a warship for penetrating the hull of an enemy's ship.
5. a warship so equipped.
v.t.
6. to drive or force by heavy blows.
7. to dash violently against.
8. to cram; stuff.
9. to push firmly; force: to ram a bill through the Senate.
10. to force (a charge) into a firearm, as with a ramrod.
[before 900; Middle English: male sheep, machine for ramming, Old English ram(m)]

RAM

(ræm)

n.
volatile computer memory, used for creating, loading, and running programs and for manipulating and temporarily storing data; main memory. Compare ROM.
[1955–60; r(andom)-a(ccess) m(emory)]

RAM

(răm)
Short for random access memory. The main memory of a computer, in which data can be accessed by the central processing unit in any order without having to go through other data first. The random access of data greatly increases processing speed and efficiency.

ram


Past participle: rammed
Gerund: ramming

Imperative
ram
ram
Present
I ram
you ram
he/she/it rams
we ram
you ram
they ram
Preterite
I rammed
you rammed
he/she/it rammed
we rammed
you rammed
they rammed
Present Continuous
I am ramming
you are ramming
he/she/it is ramming
we are ramming
you are ramming
they are ramming
Present Perfect
I have rammed
you have rammed
he/she/it has rammed
we have rammed
you have rammed
they have rammed
Past Continuous
I was ramming
you were ramming
he/she/it was ramming
we were ramming
you were ramming
they were ramming
Past Perfect
I had rammed
you had rammed
he/she/it had rammed
we had rammed
you had rammed
they had rammed
Future
I will ram
you will ram
he/she/it will ram
we will ram
you will ram
they will ram
Future Perfect
I will have rammed
you will have rammed
he/she/it will have rammed
we will have rammed
you will have rammed
they will have rammed
Future Continuous
I will be ramming
you will be ramming
he/she/it will be ramming
we will be ramming
you will be ramming
they will be ramming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ramming
you have been ramming
he/she/it has been ramming
we have been ramming
you have been ramming
they have been ramming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ramming
you will have been ramming
he/she/it will have been ramming
we will have been ramming
you will have been ramming
they will have been ramming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ramming
you had been ramming
he/she/it had been ramming
we had been ramming
you had been ramming
they had been ramming
Conditional
I would ram
you would ram
he/she/it would ram
we would ram
you would ram
they would ram
Past Conditional
I would have rammed
you would have rammed
he/she/it would have rammed
we would have rammed
you would have rammed
they would have rammed

RAM

(Random Access Memory). Temporary memory holding material lost if a computer is switched off.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ram - the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is onRAM - the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible
buffer storage, buffer store, buffer - (computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device; used to compensate for differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a computer system
magnetic core, core - (computer science) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data; now superseded by semiconductor memories; "each core has three wires passing through it, providing the means to select and detect the contents of each bit"
core memory, magnetic core memory - (computer science) a computer memory consisting of an array of magnetic cores; now superseded by semiconductor memories
RAM disk - (computer science) a virtual drive that is created by setting aside part of the random-access memory to use as if it were a group of sectors; "access to a RAM disk is very fast but the data it contains is lost when the system is turned off"
volatile storage - computer storage that is erased when the power is turned off
2.ram - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in AriesRam - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
astrology, star divination - a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
3.ram - the first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinoxRam - the first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21 to April 19
4.ram - a tool for driving or forcing something by impact
battering ram - a ram used to break down doors of fortified buildings
head - the striking part of a tool; "the head of the hammer"
rammer - a tool for driving something with force
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
5.ram - uncastrated adult male sheepram - uncastrated adult male sheep; "a British term is `tup'"
horn - one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
sheep - woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
Verb1.ram - strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"
thrust - push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"
2.ram - force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
toenail, toe - drive obliquely; "toe a nail"
drive - compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; "She finally drove him to change jobs"
thrust - push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"
drive - to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion"
beat in, drill in, hammer in, ram down - teach by drills and repetition
3.ram - undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post"
clash, collide - crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed"
4.ram - crowd or pack to capacityram - crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked"
stuff - cram into a cavity; "The child stuffed candy into his pockets"
cram - put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled; "cram books into the suitcase"

ram

verb
1. hit, force, drive into, strike, crash, impact, smash, slam, dash, run into, butt, collide with They used a lorry to ram the main gate.
2. cram, pound, force, stuff, pack, hammer, jam, thrust, tamp He rammed the key into the lock and kicked the front door open.
ram something home drive home, stress, emphasize We need to ram home the message.

ram

verb
1. To cause to penetrate with force:
2. To force to move or advance with or as if with blows or pressure:
3. To do or achieve by forcing obstacles out of one's way:
Translations
كَبْشمِطْرَقَه، مِدَكيَدُق، يَضْرِب في الأرْضيَصْطَدِميَصْطَدِمُ
berannarazitnarazit dopaměť s přímým přístupemvrazit
væddervædrearbejdslagerhamreram
virŝafo
pässipuskeaiskeälyödäoinas
ovanzabiti se
kosközvetlen elérésû tármemórialedöngölsulyokteljes erõbõl belehajt
hrúturmúrbrjótur; pressa, stimpillreka niîurrekast harkalega á
去勢していない雄羊打ち固める
부딪치다숫양
taranastaranuotitiesioginės kreipties atmintis
aunsbrīvpieejas atmiņaiedzītiesisttaranēt
baranpamäť typu RAM
oven
baggegumseslå
ชนอย่างแรงหน่วยความจำของคอมพิวเตอร์
koçRastgele Erişimli Bellekşahmerdanşiddetle çarpmaktokmak
баран
cừu đựcđâm vào

RAM

[ræm]
A. N ABBR (Comput) =random access memoryRAM f
B. CPD RAM chip Nchip m de RAM

ram

[ræm]
A. N
1. (Zool) → carnero m
2. (Astron) → Aries m
3. (Mil) → ariete m
B. VT
1. (= force) to ram a hat down on one's headincrustarse el sombrero
to ram clothes into a casemeter la ropa a la fuerza en una maleta
to ram a nail into a wallincrustar un clavo en una pared
to ram sth into a holemeter algo a la fuerza en un agujero
to be rammed up against sthestar apretado contra algo
they ram their ideas down your throat (fig) → te hacen tragar sus ideas a la fuerza
we had Campoamor rammed into us at schooltuvimos que darnos un atracón de Campoamor en el colegio
2. (= collide with) (deliberately) → embestir contra (Naut) → embestir con el espolón; (accidentally) → chocar con or contra
the thieves rammed a police carlos ladrones embistieron contra un coche de la policía
the car rammed the lamppost as it slid off the roadel coche se metió contra la farola al salirse de la carretera
C. CPD ram raid Nrobo m (rompiendo el escaparate etc con un coche)
ram raider Nladrón/ona m/f (que entra en el establecimiento rompiendo el escaparate etc con un coche)

RAM

[ˈræm] n abbr (COMPUTING) (=random access memory) → RAM f

ram

[ˈræm]
n
(= animal) → bélier m
(ASTROLOGY)bélier m
vt
(= push with force) → enfoncer
He rammed the key into the lock → Il enfonça la clé dans la serrure.
to ram the ball home (= score a goal) → envoyer la balle au fond des filets d'un tir puissant
to ram sth home [+ message, point] → enfoncer qch dans les crânes
(= crash into) [+ ship, car, bus] → percuter
The thieves rammed a police car → Les voleurs ont percuté une voiture de police.
vi
to ram into sth [car, driver, ship] → percuter qch

RAM

n (Comput) abbr of random access memoryRAM m or nt; 1 megabyte of RAM1 Megabyte RAM

ram

n
(= animal)Widder m, → Schafbock m; the Ram (Astrol) → der Widder
(Tech) → Ramme f, → Rammbär m, → Rammbock m; (of hydraulic press)Stoßheber m, → hydraulischer Widder
(inf: = man) → Rammler m (inf)
vt
(= push) stick, post, umbrellastoßen; (with great force) → rammen; (= pack)zwängen; (Tech) pilerammen; to ram cotton wool in(to) one’s earssich (dat)Watte in die Ohren stopfen; to ram a charge home (Mil) → laden; (Min) → eine Sprengladung anbringen; to ram home a messageeine Botschaft an den Mann bringen; to ram something down somebody’s throat (inf)jdm etw eintrichtern (inf)
(= crash into) ship, carrammen; the car rammed a lamppostdas Auto prallte gegen einen Laternenpfahl

RAM

[ræm] n abbr (Comput) =random access memoryRAM f inv

ram

[ræm]
1. n (Zool) → montone m, ariete m (Astrol, Mil) → ariete
2. vt
a. to ram (into) (pack tightly) → calcare (in), pigiare (in); (push down) → ficcare (in); (stick into) → conficcare
to ram one's hat down on one's head → calcarsi il cappello in testa
they rammed their ideas down my throat → hanno cercato di imbottirmi la testa con le loro idee
b. (collide with, ship) → speronare; (car) → cozzare, sbattere contro
the car rammed the lamppost → la macchina è andata a sbattere con il muso contro il lampione

RAM

(ram) noun
(abbreviaiton) Random Access Memory; computer memory that is used as a temporary store of data that may be changed or deleted.

ram

(rӕm) noun
1. a male sheep.
2. something heavy, especially a part of a machine, used for ramming.
verbpast tense, past participle rammed
1. (of ships, cars etc) to run into, and cause damage to. The destroyer rammed the submarine; His car rammed into/against the car in front of it.
2. to push down, into, on to etc with great force. We rammed the fence-posts into the ground.

ram

كَبْش, يَصْطَدِمُ beran, narazit do vædder, vædre rammen, Widder εμβολίζω, κριάρι carnero, estrellar, estrellarse pässi, puskea bélier, percuter ovan, zabiti se cozzare contro, montone 去勢していない雄羊, 打ち固める 부딪치다, 숫양 ram, rammen hamre, vær tryk, uderzyć bater, carneiro баран, врезаться bagge, slå ชนอย่างแรง, หน่วยความจำของคอมพิวเตอร์ koç, vurmak cừu đực, đâm vào 公羊, 猛击
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He ran up to her and butted her playfully with his curly head, like a little ram, but his voice was quite desperate.
But this was against all rule; for the oarsmen must put out their eyes, and ram a skewer through their necks; usage pronouncing that they must have no organs but ears, and no limbs but arms, in these critical moments.
I don't say that ourn is lambs, because they ain't, when you come right down to the cold facts; but they ain't nothing to THAT old ram, anyway.
Stir a whisker, Lungri, and I ram the Red Flower down thy gullet
He wheeled and shuffled back a dozen paces, then he turned, lifted his trunk and gave voice to a mighty roaring, trumpet-call of anger, lowered his head and charged like a huge battering ram of flesh and bone and muscle straight for the mighty barrier.
It was the battering ram of the ancients hurled by infinite strength.
It struck the tower of Shepperton Church, smash- ing it down as the impact of a battering ram might have done, swerved aside, blundered on and collapsed with tre- mendous force into the river out of my sight.
That brave and unfortunate Athos was wounded on that very shoulder against which I must run head foremost, like a ram.
As for myself there was a ram finer than any of the others, so I caught hold of him by the back, esconced myself in the thick wool under his belly, and flung on patiently to his fleece, face upwards, keeping a firm hold on it all the time.
In memory of this good deed, and as a token of his true heart, the fleece of the poor dead ram was miraculously changed to gold, and became one of the most beautiful objects ever seen on earth.
I snatched off my floppy hat and tried hurriedly in the dark to ram it on my other self.
Bring, then, two lambs, a white ram and a black ewe, for Earth and Sun, and we will bring a third for Jove.