ram

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See also: Ram, RAM, rám, râm, Râm, and rắm

English[edit]

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A ram (male sheep)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) enPR: răm, IPA(key): /ɹæm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æm

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ram, rom, ramme, from Old English ramm (ram), from Proto-Germanic *rammaz (ram), possibly from *rammaz (strong). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Rom (ram), Dutch ram (a male sheep), German Ramm, Ramme (ram). Possibly akin also to Danish ram (sharp; acrid; rank), Swedish ram (strong; perfect), Faroese ramur (strong; competent), Icelandic rammur (strong; sturdy).

Noun[edit]

ram (plural rams)

  1. A male sheep.
  2. A battering ram; a heavy object used for breaking through doors.
  3. A warship intended to sink other ships by ramming them.
  4. A piston powered by hydraulic pressure.
  5. A weight which strikes a blow, in a ramming device such as a pile driver, a steam hammer, a stamp mill.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English rammen, from the noun (see above). Compare Old High German rammen.

Verb[edit]

ram (third-person singular simple present rams, present participle ramming, simple past and past participle rammed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To collide with (an object), usually with the intention of damaging it or disabling its function.
    The man, driving an SUV, then rammed the gate, according to police.
    Two snatch thieves who snatched a woman’s bag experienced swift karma when their victim accidentally rammed into their motorcycle.
  2. (transitive) To strike (something) hard, especially with an implement.
    After placing the cartridge in the musket, ram it down securely with the ramrod.
    To build a sturdy fence, you have to ram the posts deep into the ground.
  3. (transitive) To fill or compact by pounding or driving.
    Rammed earth walls
  4. (slang) To thrust during sexual intercourse.
    • 1999, Mr.Web, Size Matters review by mr. web review Group: rec.arts.movies.erotica
      like feel a soft butt against their pelvis or ram a girl really hard with piston-like speed while she begs and screams for more
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Etymology 3[edit]

Likely from Old Norse ramr, rammr (strong, rank, bitter), from Proto-Germanic *rammaz (strong, overbearing; acrid, rank), perhaps ultimately related to Etymology 1 above. Compare Scots ram (a rank odour). Compare also Middle English rammish (rank, offensive in smell).

Adjective[edit]

ram (comparative more ram, superlative most ram)

  1. (Northern England) Rancid, offensive in smell or taste.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ram (a male sheep), from Old Dutch *ram, of West-Germanic origin, possibly from Proto-Germanic *rammaz (strong). Cognate to English ram (a male sheep).

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Noun[edit]

ram m (plural rammen, diminutive rammetje n)

  1. ram (male sheep)
  2. male rabbit
  3. battering ram

Verb[edit]

ram

  1. first-person singular present indicative of rammen
  2. imperative of rammen

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Elfdalian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ram

  1. hoarse

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin rāmus.

Noun[edit]

ram m (plural rams)

  1. branch
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *arame(n), from Late Latin aerāmen, from Latin aes (copper). Compare Italian rame.

Noun[edit]

ram m

  1. copper

Gerka[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ɣam

Etymology[edit]

Related to Ngas am (water).

Noun[edit]

ram

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Takács, Gábor (2007) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, ISBN 9789004115385, page 201:
    [] we should carefully distinguish the following Ch. roots from AA *m-ˀ "water" [GT]:
    (1) Ch. *h-m "water" [GT]: WCh. *hama [Stl.]: AS *ham (Gmy. *hām) [GT 2004, 153] = *am [Stl. 1977] = *ham [Dlg.] = *ham [Stl. 1987]: Gerka ram [ɣam, ref. < *ham] [Ftp. 1911, 221] = ɣàm "Wasser" [Jng. 1965, 174], []

Haruai[edit]

Noun[edit]

ram

  1. house

Further reading[edit]

  • Dicky Gilbers, ‎John A. Nerbonne, ‎J. Schaeken, Languages in Contact (2000, ISBN 9042013222), page 84: "Examples of basic vocabulary items that are shared by Haruai and Kobon but not by Hagahai (on the basis of the lists in Davies and Comrie (1984)) include, for instance: Haruai ram, Kobon ram 'house';"

Kobon[edit]

Noun[edit]

ram

  1. house

Further reading[edit]

  • Bernard Comrie, Switch Reference in Huichol, in Switch-reference and Universal Grammar, edited by John Haiman, Pamela Munro, page 29 (in notes):
    hol bɨ kaj pak-ul ram ud ar-bul
    we-two man pig strike SS-1DU house take go I-1DU
    'we two killed a pig and took it home'
  • Dicky Gilbers, ‎John A. Nerbonne, ‎J. Schaeken, Languages in Contact (2000, ISBN 9042013222), page 84: "Examples of basic vocabulary items that are shared by Haruai and Kobon but not by Hagahai (on the basis of the lists in Davies and Comrie (1984)) include, for instance: Haruai ram, Kobon ram 'house';"

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian rame (copper).

Noun[edit]

ram m

  1. copper

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English ramm, from Proto-Germanic *rammaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ram/, /raːm/, /rɔm/

Noun[edit]

ram (plural rams)

  1. male sheep, ram
  2. (astrology) Aries
  3. pile driver, battering ram

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

ram

  1. imperative of ramme

Old Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rāmus. Gallo-Romance cognate with Old French raim.

Noun[edit]

ram m (oblique plural rams, nominative singular rams, nominative plural ram)

  1. branch (of a tree, etc.)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rāmus, from Proto-Indo-European *wréh₂ds (root).

Noun[edit]

ram n (plural ramuri)

  1. (rare) branch, bough

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Romansch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin rāmus.

Noun[edit]

ram m (plural rams)

  1. (Puter) branch (of tree, river, etc.)
  2. (Puter, education) subject
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) rom
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ram m (plural rams)

  1. (Puter) frame, framework
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) rom
  • (Sursilvan) rama

Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ram f (plural rams)

  1. (Puter) knot, gnarl
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) rom

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ram c

  1. frame (e.g. around a painting)
  2. frame, boundaries (the set of options for actions given)
  3. frame (a context for understanding)
  4. paw (of a bear)

Declension[edit]

Declension of ram 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ram ramen ramar ramarna
Genitive rams ramens ramars ramarnas

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English rum.

Noun[edit]

ram

  1. rum

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ram

  1. (Central Vietnam) spring roll

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