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English Dictionary: RAM by the DICT Development Group
6 results for RAM
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible
    Synonym(s): random-access memory, random access memory, random memory, RAM, read/write memory
  2. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries
    Synonym(s): Aries, Ram
  3. the first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21 to April 19
    Synonym(s): Aries, Aries the Ram, Ram
  4. a tool for driving or forcing something by impact
  5. uncastrated adult male sheep; "a British term is `tup'"
    Synonym(s): ram, tup
  1. strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"
    Synonym(s): ram, ram down, pound
  2. force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
    Synonym(s): force, drive, ram
  3. undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post"
    Synonym(s): crash, ram
  4. crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked"
    Synonym(s): jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ram \Ram\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rammed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To butt or strike against; to drive a ram against or
            through; to thrust or drive with violence; to force in; to
            drive together; to cram; as, to ram an enemy's vessel; to
            ram piles, cartridges, etc.
                     [They] rammed me in with foul shirts, and smocks,
                     socks, foul stockings, greasy napkins. --Shak.
      2. To fill or compact by pounding or driving.
                     A ditch . . . was filled with some sound materials,
                     and rammed to make the foundation solid.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ram \Ram\, n. [AS. ramm, ram; akin to OHG. & D. ram, Prov. G.
      ramm, and perh. to Icel. ramr strong.]
      1. The male of the sheep and allied animals. In some parts of
            England a ram is called a tup.
      2. (Astron.)
            (a) Aries, the sign of the zodiac which the sun enters
                  about the 21st of March.
            (b) The constellation Aries, which does not now, as
                  formerly, occupy the sign of the same name.
      3. An engine of war used for butting or battering.
            (a) In ancient warfare, a long beam suspended by slings in
                  a framework, and used for battering the walls of
                  cities; a battering-ram.
            (b) A heavy steel or iron beak attached to the prow of a
                  steam war vessel for piercing or cutting down the
                  vessel of an enemy; also, a vessel carrying such a
      4. A hydraulic ram. See under {Hydraulic}.
      5. The weight which strikes the blow, in a pile driver, steam
            hammer, stamp mill, or the like.
      6. The plunger of a hydraulic press.
      {Ram's horn}.
            (a) (Fort.) A low semicircular work situated in and
                  commanding a ditch. [Written also {ramshorn}.]
            (b) (Paleon.) An ammonite.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      1. {Random Access Memory}.
      2. Rarely Adequate Memory.
      A humorous reference to the fact that programs and data
      expand to fill the memory available.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      exalted. (1.) The son of Hezron, and one of the ancestors of the
      royal line (Ruth 4:19). The margin of 1 Chr. 2:9, also Matt.
      1:3, 4 and Luke 3:33, have "Aram."
         (2.) One of the sons of Jerahmeel (1 Chr. 2:25, 27).
         (3.) A person mentioned in Job 32:2 as founder of a clan to
      which Elihu belonged. The same as Aram of Gen. 22:21.

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:
   Ram, elevated; sublime
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