Meaning of RAM in English

I. ˈram noun

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

Date: before 12th century


a. : a male sheep

b. capitalized : Aries


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

II. verb

( rammed ; ram·ming )

Etymology: Middle English rammen, probably from ram, noun

Date: 14th century

intransitive verb

1. : to strike with violence : crash

2. : to move with extreme rapidity

transitive verb

1. : to force in by or as if by driving


a. : to make compact (as by pounding)

b. : cram , crowd

3. : to force passage or acceptance of

ram home an idea

4. : to strike against violently

• ram·mer noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.