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Ram meaning

ram - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. The male of the sheep and allied animals. In some parts of England a ram is called a tup.
  2. 2. Aries, the sign of the zodiac which the sun enters about the 21st of March.
  3. 3. The constellation Aries, which does not now, as formerly, occupy the sign of the same name.
  4. 4. An engine of war used for butting or battering.
  5. 5. In ancient warfare, a long beam suspended by slings in a framework, and used for battering the walls of cities; a battering- ram.
  6. 6. 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 beak.
  7. 7. A hydraulic ram. See under Hydraulic.
  8. 8. The weight which strikes the blow, in a pile driver, steam hammer, stamp mill, or the like.
  9. 9. The plunger of a hydraulic press.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. To fill or compact by pounding or driving.
  12. 12. A male sheep; hydraulic engine; sign of the zodiac.
  13. 13. To thrust with violence.

ram - examples of usage

  1. A bullet now shattered his left elbow and, fainting a third time, he fell several thousand feet, where he was again attacked, and thinking his machine had been set on fire he tried, as he thought in a final effort, to ram a Fokker, but instead drove it down on fire!
  2. Soon Ram Head was rounded, and an officer from the deck came into the cabin to announce to us, who with sad hearts were standing round the death- bed of our beloved chief, that Plymouth itself was in sight.
  3. Do what you will with me if you still feel offended; bid me ram my head into the mouth of one of the enemy's cannon and I will do it.
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