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Ram vs. Rom

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Ramnoun

A male sheep.

Romadjective

(proofreading) roman

Ramnoun

A battering ram; a heavy object used for breaking through doors.

Romnoun

(computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed

Ramnoun

A warship intended to sink other ships by ramming them.

Ramnoun

A piston powered by hydraulic pressure.

Ramnoun

A weight which strikes a blow, in a ramming device such as a pile driver, a steam hammer, a stamp mill.

Ramverb

(transitive) To intentionally collide with (a ship) with the intention of damaging or sinking it.

Ramverb

(transitive) To strike (something) hard, especially with an implement.

‘After placing the cartridge in the musket, ram it down securely with the ramrod.’; ‘[http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/12/29/snatch-thieves-rammed-by-victim-accidentally/ Snatch thieves rammed by victim accidentally]’;

Ramverb

(transitive) To fill or compact by pounding or driving.

‘Rammed earth walls’;

Ramverb

(slang) To penetrate sexually.

Ramnoun

The male of the sheep and allied animals. In some parts of England a ram is called a tup.

Ramnoun

Aries, the sign of the zodiac which the sun enters about the 21st of March.

Ramnoun

An engine of war used for butting or battering.

Ramnoun

A hydraulic ram. See under Hydraulic.

Ramnoun

The weight which strikes the blow, in a pile driver, steam hammer, stamp mill, or the like.

Ramnoun

The plunger of a hydraulic press.

Ramverb

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.’;

Ramverb

To fill or compact by pounding or driving.

‘A ditch . . . was filled with some sound materials, and rammed to make the foundation solid.’;

Ramnoun

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

Ramnoun

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries

Ramnoun

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

Ramnoun

a tool for driving or forcing something by impact

Ramnoun

uncastrated adult male sheep;

‘a British term is `tup'’;

Ramverb

strike or drive against with a heavy impact;

‘ram the gate with a sledgehammer’; ‘pound on the door’;

Ramverb

force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically;

‘She rammed her mind into focus’; ‘He drives me mad’;

Ramverb

undergo damage or destruction on impact;

‘the plane crashed into the ocean’; ‘The car crashed into the lamp post’;

Ramverb

crowd or pack to capacity;

‘the theater was jampacked’;

Ramnoun

an uncastrated male sheep.

Ramnoun

the zodiacal sign or constellation Aries.

Ramnoun

a battering ram.

Ramnoun

a beak or other projecting part of the bow of a warship, for piercing the sides of other ships.

Ramnoun

the falling weight of a piledriving machine.

Ramnoun

a hydraulic water-raising or lifting machine.

Ramnoun

the piston of a hydrostatic press.

Ramnoun

the plunger of a force pump.

Ramverb

roughly force (something) into place

‘he rammed his stick into the ground’;

Ramverb

(of a vehicle or vessel) be driven violently into (another vehicle or vessel) in an attempt to stop or damage it

‘their boat was rammed by a Japanese warship’;

Ramverb

crash violently against something

‘the stolen car rammed into the front of the house’;

Ramverb

beat (earth) with a heavy implement to make it hard and firm

‘the walls are made of rammed earth’;

Ramverb

(of a place) be very crowded

‘the club is rammed to the rafters every week’;

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