Meaning of RAM in English


Pronunciation: ' ram

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ramm; akin to Old High German ram

Date: before 12th century

1 a : a male sheep b capitalized : ARIES

2 a : BATTERING RAM b : a warship with a heavy beak at the prow for piercing an enemy ship

3 : any of various guided pieces for exerting pressure or for driving or forcing something by impact: as a : the plunger of a hydrostatic press or force pump b : the weight that strikes the blow in a pile driver

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.