ramp meaning

[ ræmp ] Pronunciation:   "ramp" in a sentence
Noun: ramp  ramp
  1. An inclined surface connecting two levels
    - incline 
  2. North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers
    - wild leek, Allium tricoccum 
  3. A movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft
Verb: ramp  ramp
  1. Behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
    - rage, storm 
  2. Furnish with a ramp
    "The ramped auditorium" 
  3. Be rampant 
  4. Creep up -- used especially of plants
    "The roses ramped over the wall" 
  5. Stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing

Derived forms: ramping, ramps, ramped

See also: rampage, rampant

Type of: act, alliaceous plant, behave, climb, climb up, do, furnish, go up, inclined plane, model, mount, pose, posture, provide, render, sit, staircase, stairway, stand, stand up, supply

Encyclopedia: Ramp


[Architecture]
1.

A sloped surface connecting two or more planes at different levels.

2.

A concave sweep in a vertical plane.

3.

The paved area of an airport between the terminal building and the taxiways, used to park airplanes during loading and unloading.

4.

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, a walking surface whose running slope is less steep than 1-in-20.


[Business]
verb

PHRASAL VERBS

ramp up; ramp sth up

to increase; to make sth increase in amount:

The manufacturer has ramped up production of this popular new model.

Internet sales have been ramping up over the past year.


[Electronics]
A sawtooth wave with a linear rise and a practically instantaneous decay; its name was derived from its resemblance to an incline.



Time


ramp
ramp generator A test-signal generator that pro-
duces sawtooth-wave signals. Also see RAMP.
R and D Abbreviation of research and development
or research and design. (Also, R&D.)


[Medicine]
Designs for approaching areas inside or outside facilities.

Examples

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  1. some spray would arch over the front ramp.
  2. the approach ramp is a double deck roadway structure.
  3. ely raced his 50 horsepower engine and started to roll down the ramp.
  4. starting from point o a ball is pushed up the suceessively higher ramps.
  5. one of the photographs revealed a minute aircraft close to an inclined ramp.

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