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ramp 1

 (rămp)
n.
1. An inclined surface or roadway connecting different levels.
2. A mobile staircase by which passengers board and leave an aircraft.
3. A concave bend of a handrail where a sharp change in level or direction occurs, as at a stair landing.
Phrasal Verbs:
ramp down
To decrease in volume, amount, or rate: As the project ramped down, several employees were laid off.
ramp up
To increase in volume, amount, or rate: The factory ramped up production to meet the increased demand.

[French rampe, from ramper, to slope, rise up, from Old French; see ramp2.]

ramp 2

 (rămp)
intr.v. ramped, ramp·ing, ramps
1. To rush around or act in a threatening or violent manner.
2. To assume a threatening stance, as in rearing up on hindlegs.
3. Heraldry To stand in the rampant position.

[Middle English rampen, from Old French ramper, to rear, rise up, of Germanic origin.]

ramp n.

ramp 3

 (rămp) also ramps (rămps)
n.
A plant (Allium tricoccum) of the eastern United States having small bulbs and young leaves that are edible and have a pungent onionlike flavor. Also called wild leek.

[Variant of rams, from Middle English ramse, from Old English hramsa.]

ramp

(ræmp)
n
1. (Building) a sloping floor, path, etc, that joins two surfaces at different levels
2. (Aeronautics) a movable stairway by which passengers enter and leave an aircraft
3. (Stock Exchange) the act of ramping
4. slang Brit a swindle, esp one involving exorbitant prices
5. another name for sleeping policeman
vb
6. (intr; often foll by about or around) (esp of animals) to rush around in a wild excited manner
7. to act in a violent or threatening manner, as when angry (esp in the phrase ramp and rage)
8. (Stock Exchange) (tr) finance to buy (a security) in the market with the object of raising its price and enhancing the image of the company behind it for financial gain
[C18 (n): from C13 rampe, from Old French ramper to crawl or rear, probably of Germanic origin; compare Middle Low German ramp cramp]

ramp1

(ræmp)

n.
1. a sloping surface connecting two levels; incline.
2. any extensive sloping walk or passageway.
3. a short concave slope or bend, as one connecting the higher and lower parts of a staircase railing at a landing.
4. the act of ramping.
v.i.
6. to rise or rear with arms or forelegs raised as if to spring.
7. to leap or dash with fury.
8. to act violently; rage; storm: to ramp and rage.
v.t.
9. to provide with a ramp.
10. ramp up, to increase quickly; accelerate: to ramp up interest rates.
[1350–1400; (v.) < Old French ramper to creep]

ramp2

(ræmp)

n. Usu., ramps.
a wild onion, Allium tricoccum, of the amaryllis family, of E North America, having flat leaves and rounded clusters of whitish flowers.
[1530–40; back formation from ramps wild garlic, variant of rams < Middle English < Old English hramsa broad-leafed garlic]

ramp


Past participle: ramped
Gerund: ramping

Imperative
ramp
ramp
Present
I ramp
you ramp
he/she/it ramps
we ramp
you ramp
they ramp
Preterite
I ramped
you ramped
he/she/it ramped
we ramped
you ramped
they ramped
Present Continuous
I am ramping
you are ramping
he/she/it is ramping
we are ramping
you are ramping
they are ramping
Present Perfect
I have ramped
you have ramped
he/she/it has ramped
we have ramped
you have ramped
they have ramped
Past Continuous
I was ramping
you were ramping
he/she/it was ramping
we were ramping
you were ramping
they were ramping
Past Perfect
I had ramped
you had ramped
he/she/it had ramped
we had ramped
you had ramped
they had ramped
Future
I will ramp
you will ramp
he/she/it will ramp
we will ramp
you will ramp
they will ramp
Future Perfect
I will have ramped
you will have ramped
he/she/it will have ramped
we will have ramped
you will have ramped
they will have ramped
Future Continuous
I will be ramping
you will be ramping
he/she/it will be ramping
we will be ramping
you will be ramping
they will be ramping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ramping
you have been ramping
he/she/it has been ramping
we have been ramping
you have been ramping
they have been ramping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ramping
you will have been ramping
he/she/it will have been ramping
we will have been ramping
you will have been ramping
they will have been ramping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ramping
you had been ramping
he/she/it had been ramping
we had been ramping
you had been ramping
they had been ramping
Conditional
I would ramp
you would ramp
he/she/it would ramp
we would ramp
you would ramp
they would ramp
Past Conditional
I would have ramped
you would have ramped
he/she/it would have ramped
we would have ramped
you would have ramped
they would have ramped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ramp - an inclined surface connecting two levelsramp - an inclined surface connecting two levels
inclined plane - a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal
ski jump - a steep downward ramp from which skiers jump
2.ramp - North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowersramp - North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers
alliaceous plant - bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
3.ramp - a movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft
staircase, stairway - a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
Verb1.ramp - behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
2.ramp - furnish with a ramp; "The ramped auditorium"
architecture - the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
3.ramp - be rampant; "the lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction"
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
pose, posture, model, sit - assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
4.ramp - creep up -- used especially of plants; "The roses ramped over the wall"
climb, climb up, go up, mount - go upward with gradual or continuous progress; "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"
5.ramp - stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing
stand, stand up - be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"

ramp

noun slope, grade, incline, gradient, inclined plane, rise a ramp to facilitate entry into the pool from a wheelchair
Translations
rampa
rampesliske
ramppiriehua
rampa
rámpa
rampur, skábraut
傾斜面
사면
nuožulnumapandusasrampa
slīpumstraps
klančina
ramp
ทางลาด
đoạn đường dốc

ramp

[ræmp] N (= incline) → rampa f; (on road) → rampa f, desnivel m

ramp

[ˈræmp] n
(= incline) → rampe f
(for loading)rampe f loading ramp
(for getting on or off a plane)passerelle f
(in garage)pont m
(US) (= on freeway) → bretelle f off-ramp, on-ramp

ramp

nRampe f; (= hydraulic ramp)Hebebühne f; (Aviat: also approach or boarding ramp) → Gangway f; “(beware or caution) ramp (on road sign) → Vorsicht Rampe or unebene Fahrbahn

ramp

[ræmp] n (on road) → rampa; (in garage) → ponte m idraulico (Aer) → scala d'imbarco
"ramp" (Aut) → "fondo stradale in rifacimento"

ramp

(rӕmp) noun
a sloping surface between places, objects etc which are at different levels. The car drove up the ramp from the quay to the ship.

ramp

طَرِيقٌ مُنْحَدِر rampa rampe Rampe ράμπα rampa ramppi rampe rampa rampa 傾斜面 사면 helling rampe rampa rampa наклонная плоскость ramp ทางลาด rampa đoạn đường dốc 斜坡
References in classic literature ?
Under the great ramp to Mussoorie he drew himself together as an old hunter faces a well-remembered bank, and where he should have sunk exhausted swung his long draperies about him, drew a deep double-lungful of the diamond air, and walked as only a hillman can.
Southbound Delta Highway ramp heading west onto Beltline: From Monday through July 18, the ramp will be closed intermittently between 9 p.
By donating ramps to The Ronald McDonald house, National Ramp believes that they contribute to The Ronald McDonald House's goal of providing stability and resources for families in need.
Side flares may not be steeper than 1:10 (the side flares can be eliminated where there is no pedestrian traffic crossing the curb ramp from side to side)
The new exit ramp at Balgonie, coupled with new ramps at White City, are promises kept and delivered by our government.
If the air pressure's low, the ramp locks may not engage completely.
John Wright, owner of American Ramp Services in North Olmsted, Ohio, saw an article in a local paper describing Simpson's plight, and wasted no time in offering his services.
The Texas Ramp Project built a beautiful, wonderful ramp for me, which gives me the freedom to come and go," said one ramp recipient.
There is a useful section on how to select the right kind of loading ramp for a specific application; depending on the expected frequency of use, the kind of loads to be moved, and the type of fork lift trucks involved.
If your buddy has a ramp these rules might not apply.
The speed Shaun gains by cruising down the ramp is critical for winning contests.
A recent 'test' in the Twin Cities, where the ramp meters were turned off--and then turned back on after the public demanded it--seems to confirm that perception.