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


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


A concave sweep in a vertical plane.


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


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



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.

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


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.)

Designs for approaching areas inside or outside facilities.


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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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