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rampant

ram·pant

 (răm′pənt)
adj.
1. Extending unchecked; unrestrained: a rampant growth of weeds in the neglected yard.
2. Occurring without restraint and frequently, widely, or menacingly; rife: a rampant epidemic; rampant corruption in city government.
3.
a. Rearing on the hind legs.
b. Heraldry Rearing on the left hind leg with the forelegs elevated, the right above the left, and usually with the head in profile.
4. Architecture Springing from a support or an abutment that is higher at one side than at the other: a rampant arch.
adv.
In an unrestrained and often menacing manner: vandals running rampant in the city.

[Middle English rampaunt, from Old French rampant, present participle of ramper, to ramp; see ramp2.]

ram′pan·cy n.
ram′pant·ly adv.

rampant

(ˈræmpənt)
adj
1. unrestrained or violent in behaviour, desire, opinions, etc
2. growing or developing unchecked
3. (Heraldry) (postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) standing on the hind legs, the right foreleg raised above the left
4. (Architecture) (of an arch) having one abutment higher than the other
[C14: from Old French ramper to crawl, rear; see ramp]
ˈrampancy n
ˈrampantly adv

ramp•ant

(ˈræm pənt)

adj.
1. prevailing or unchecked; widespread; rife: a rampant rumor.
2. growing luxuriantly, as weeds.
3. violent in action or spirit; raging; furious.
4. (of an animal) standing on the hind legs; ramping.
5. (of a heraldic animal)
a. having the body upraised on the left hind leg, the head in profile, and one foreleg above the other.
b. rearing in profile upon the hind legs with the forelegs extended.
6. (of an arch or vault) springing at one side from one level of support and resting at the other on a higher level.
[1350–1400; < Old French, present participle of ramper]
ramp′an•cy, n.
ramp′ant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rampant - unrestrained and violent; "rampant aggression"
uncontrolled - not being under control; out of control; "the greatest uncontrolled health problem is AIDS"; "uncontrolled growth"
2.rampant - rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile; "a lion rampant"
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
erect, upright, vertical - upright in position or posture; "an erect stature"; "erect flower stalks"; "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"; "a column still vertical amid the ruins"; "he sat bolt upright"
3.rampant - (of a plant) having a lush and unchecked growth; "a rampant growth of weeds"
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"

rampant

adjective
3. lush, rich, luxuriant, profuse lush, rampant vegetation writhing out of the grey granite
4. (Heraldry) upright, standing, rearing, erect a shield with a lion rampant
Translations
واقِف، مُنْتَصِب على قدميْهِ
přebujelý
sem geisar/stjórnlaus/óheftur
手がつけられない
trakojošs
vymykajúci sa kontrole

rampant

[ˈræmpənt] ADJ
1. (= uncontrolled) [lust] → desenfrenado; [inflation] → galopante
2. (= prevailing) → difundido, de uso común
anarchism is rampant hereaquí el anarquismo está muy extendido
3. (Bot) (= overgrowing) [flower, plant] → exuberante
4. (Heraldry) the lion rampantel león rampante

rampant

[ˈræmpənt] adj [disease] → rampant(e); [consumerism, greed, capitalism] → rampant(e); [inflation, speculation] → rampant(e)

rampant

adj
(= unrestrained) plants, growthüppig, wuchernd attr; heresy, evil, social injustice etcwild wuchernd attr; inflationwuchernd, gallopierend; corruptionwuchernd, überhandnehmend, zügellos, ungezügelt; crimeum sich greifend, blühend; the rampant growth ofdas Wuchern (+gen); to be rampant(wild) wuchern; heart disease is rampant in my familyHerzkrankheiten liegen bei uns in der Familie; to run rampant (condition)um sich greifen; (person)unbeaufsichtigt herumlaufen
(Her) → (drohend) aufgerichtet; lion rampantaufgerichteter Löwe

rampant

[ˈræmpənt] adj
a. (fig) (crime, disease) to be rampantdilagare
b. (Heraldry) → rampante

rampant

(ˈrӕmpənt) adjective
very common and uncontrolled. Vandalism is rampant in the town.
References in classic literature ?
For my fear is the fear of long ago, the fear that was rampant in the Younger World, and in the youth of the Younger World.
Or there was disease, ever rampant, one of Luck's grimmest whims.
At last the father pushed open a door and they entered a lighted room in which a large woman was rampant.
They call me old-fashioned now, and I 'd rather be thought that, though it is n't pleasant, than be set down as a rampant woman's rights reformer," said Polly, in whose memory many laughs, and snubs, and sarcasms still lingered, forgiven but not forgotten.
Assassination, however, is rampant, but even this could not have been the motive of my stealthy friend, for he might easily have killed me had he desired.
He envied Joe, down in the village, rampant, tearing the slats off the bar, his brain gnawing with maggots, exulting in maudlin ways over maudlin things, fantastically and gloriously drunk and forgetful of Monday morning and the week of deadening toil to come.
if men by selling their own souls could ride rampant for a term, for how short a term would I barter mine tonight
Strangers, modest enough elsewhere, started up at dinners in Coketown, and boasted, in quite a rampant way, of Bounderby.
On the scutcheon we'll have a bend OR in the dexter base, a saltire MURREY in the fess, with a dog, couchant, for common charge, and under his foot a chain embattled, for slavery, with a chevron VERT in a chief engrailed, and three invected lines on a field AZURE, with the nombril points rampant on a dancette indented; crest, a runaway nigger, SABLE, with his bundle over his shoulder on a bar sinister; and a couple of gules for supporters, which is you and me; motto, MAGGIORE FRETTA, MINORE OTTO.
A huge human foot d'or, in a field azure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel.
Troy answered, looking at the old rogue who had disgraced an honorable profession, as he might have looked at a reptile which had just risen rampant at his feet.
Ah, it's all very well to defy them, but you are getting so rampant, I'm afraid you will defy me next, and then where are we?