[ram] n [ME, fr. OE ramm; akin to OHG ram] (bef. 12c) 1 a: a male sheep b cap: 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
ram vb rammed ; ram.ming [ME rammen, prob. fr. ram, n.] vi (14c) 1: to strike with violence: crash
2: to move with extreme rapidity ~ vt 1: to force in by or as if by driving
2. a: to make compact (as by pounding) b: cram, crowd
3: to force passage or acceptance of "~ home an idea"
4: to strike against violently -- ram.mer n RAM n (1957): random-access memory