Ram



[ram] /ræm/

noun
1.
a male sheep.
2.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy, Astrology. the constellation or sign of Aries.
3.
any of various devices for battering, crushing, driving, or forcing something, especially a .
4.
(formerly) a heavy beak or spur projecting from the bow of a warship for penetrating the hull of an enemy’s ship.
5.
(formerly) a warship so equipped, especially one used primarily for ramming enemy vessels.
6.
the heavy weight that strikes the blow in a pile driver or the like.
7.
a piston, as on a hydraulic press.
8.
a reciprocating part of certain machine tools, as the toolholder of a slotter or shaper.
9.
.
verb (used with object), rammed, ramming.
10.
to drive or force by heavy blows.
11.
to strike with great force; dash violently against:
The car went out of control and rammed the truck.
12.
to cram; stuff:
They rammed the gag in his mouth.
13.
to push firmly:
to ram a bill through the Senate.
14.
to force (a charge) into a firearm, as with a .
[ram] /ræm/
Australian.
1.
a confidence man’s associate who acts as a decoy; confederate; shill.
[ram] /ræm/
noun
1.
random-access memory; computer memory available to the user for creating, loading, or running programs and for the temporary storage and manipulation of data, in which time of access to each item is independent of the storage sequence. As a storage medium, RAM is volatile, so its contents are lost when the power fails or is turned off.
1.
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1.
Royal Academy of Music.
/ræm/
noun
1.
an uncastrated adult sheep
2.
a piston or moving plate, esp one driven hydraulically or pneumatically
3.
the falling weight of a pile driver or similar device
4.
short for battering ram
5.
Also called rostrum, beak. a pointed projection in the stem of an ancient warship for puncturing the hull of enemy ships
6.
a warship equipped with a ram
7.
(slang) a sexually active man
verb rams, ramming, rammed
8.
(transitive) usually foll by into. to force or drive, as by heavy blows: to ram a post into the ground
9.
(of a moving object) to crash with force (against another object) or (of two moving objects) to collide in this way: the ships rammed the enemy
10.
(transitive; often foll by in or down) to stuff or cram (something into a hole, etc)
11.
(transitive; foll by onto, against etc) to thrust violently: he rammed the books onto the desk
12.
(transitive) to present (an idea, argument, etc) forcefully or aggressively (esp in the phrase ram (something) down someone’s throat)
13.
(transitive) to drive (a charge) into a firearm
/ræm/
noun
1.
the Ram, the constellation Aries, the first sign of the zodiac
/ræm/
noun acronym (computing)
1.
random access memory: semiconductor memory in which all storage locations can be rapidly accessed in the same amount of time. It forms the main memory of a computer, used by applications to perform tasks while the device is operating
abbreviation
1.
Royal Academy of Music
abbreviation
1.
relative atomic mass
n.

Old English ramm “male sheep,” also “battering ram” and the zodiac sign; earlier rom “male sheep,” a West Germanic word (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch, Old High German ram), of unknown origin. Perhaps [Klein] connected with Old Norse rammr “strong,” Old Church Slavonic ramenu “impetuous, violent.”
v.

“to beat with a heavy implement,” c.1300, from ram (n.). Related: Rammed; ramming.
n.

1957, acronym for random access memory (computerese).
RAM
(rām)
Short for random access memory. The main memory of a computer, in which data can be stored or retrieved from all locations at the same (usually very high) speed. See also dynamic RAM, static RAM.

Acronym for random access memory, which is a type of memory in which a reader can go to a specific item without having to start at the beginning. Random access memories can often be altered once an item is found. (See computer memory and magnetic memory storage; compare ROM.)

Note: hard drives on a computer are an example of RAM.

Random Access Memory
1.
radar absorbing material
2.
random-access memory
3.
rarely adequate memory
4.
Royal Academy of Music

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.

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