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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 ?
He did his best and did it manfully, but I don't think he found that a pair of rampant boys, a pipe, or even the divine Plato, were very satisfactory substitutes for wife and child at home.
The growth of the garden seemed to have got quite out of bounds; the weeds had taken advantage of Phoebe's absence, and the long-continued rain, to run rampant over the flowers and kitchen-vegetables.
In his hand he swayed a ferule, that sceptre of despotic power; the birch of justice reposed on three nails behind the throne, a constant terror to evil doers, while on the desk before him might be seen sundry contraband articles and prohibited weapons, detected upon the persons of idle urchins, such as half-munched apples, popguns, whirligigs, fly-cages, and whole legions of rampant little paper game-cocks.
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.
There he was in his own evergreen reality, with the copious flow of language pouring smoothly from his lips; with the lambent dash of humor twinkling in his party-colored eyes -- there he was, more audacious, more persuasive, more respectable than ever, in a suit of glossy black, with a speckless white cravat, and a rampant shirt frill -- the unblushing, the invincible, unchangeable Wragge!
said Bob, with a sudden declension in his high spirits; for he had been Tim's blood horse all the way from church, and had come home rampant.
A huge human foot d'or, in a field azure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel.
Here they found the ghost of a patch of lucerne that had refused to die: there a harsh fallow surrendered to yard-high thistles; and here a breadth of rampant kelk feigning to be lawful crop.
As the occupants of the carriage changed, he varied this tale, or adorned it with all the shoots of a budding fancy, the more rampant for being held off native speech so long.
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.
As to his blood, I suppose the family quarterings are three cuttle-fish sable, and a commentator rampant.
He had been filched of something that he felt was almost his, and his lover's jealousy was rampant at thought of this forced familiarity.