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RAMP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ramp mean? 

RAMP (noun)
  The noun RAMP has 3 senses:

1. an inclined surface connecting two levels
2. North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers
3. a movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft

  Familiarity information: RAMP used as a noun is uncommon.


RAMP (verb)
  The verb RAMP has 5 senses:

1. behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
2. furnish with a ramp
3. be rampant
4. creep up -- used especially of plants
5. stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing

  Familiarity information: RAMP used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


RAMP (noun)


Sense 1ramp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An inclined surface connecting two levels

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

ramp; incline

Hypernyms ("ramp" is a kind of...):

inclined plane (a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ramp"):

ski jump (a steep downward ramp from which skiers jump)


Sense 2ramp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Allium tricoccum; wild leek; ramp

Hypernyms ("ramp" is a kind of...):

alliaceous plant (bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor)


Sense 3ramp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("ramp" is a kind of...):

staircase; stairway (a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps)


RAMP (verb)


Sense 1ramp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Behave violently, as if in state of a great anger

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

rage; ramp; storm

Hypernyms (to "ramp" is one way to...):

act; behave; do (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2ramp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Furnish with a ramp

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

The ramped auditorium

Hypernyms (to "ramp" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Domain category:

architecture (the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3ramp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be rampant

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

the lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction

Hypernyms (to "ramp" is one way to...):

model; pose; posture; sit (assume a posture as for artistic purposes)

Domain category:

heraldry (the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 4ramp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Creep up -- used especially of plants

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The roses ramped over the wall

Hypernyms (to "ramp" is one way to...):

climb; climb up; go up; mount (go upward with gradual or continuous progress)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 5ramp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "ramp" is one way to...):

stand; stand up (be standing; be upright)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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