Crossword clues for ramp
- Way on or off a highway
- Frequent means of entry
- Inclined path for wheelchairs
- See 24-Across
- Increase quickly, with "up"
- Interstate exit
- Entrance to an expressway
- Stair alternative
- Car ferry need
- Highway access
- Alternative to stairs
- Interstate entrance or exit
- Way up
- Multistory parking garage feature
- Up, with "up"
- Skateboard park feature
- Intensify, with "up"
- Ratchet (up)
- Cloverleaf section
- X Games fixture
- Artery connection
- Help for motorcycle daredevils
- Skateboarder's incline
- North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers
- An inclined surface or roadway that moves traffic from one level to another
- Way on or off
- Access way
- Stadium walkway
- Freeway exit
- Water-skier's aid
- Airplane exit
- Right for the disabled
- Garage feature
- Water-skier's apparatus
- Highway entrance
- Highway exit
- Airport feature
- Thruway entrance
- Way off
- Van adjunct
- Expressway access
- Wheelchair access
- Way off the highway
- Interstate entrance/exit
- Way up or down
- Part of a loading zone, maybe
- Freeway access
- Alternative to steps
- Turnpike access
- Turnpike turnoff
- Wheelchair-accessible route
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ramp \Ramp\ (r[a^]mp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ramped (r[a^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Ramping.] [F. ramper to creep, OF., to climb; of German origin; cf. G. raffen to snatch, LG. & D. rapen. See Rap to snatch, and cf. Romp.]
To spring; to leap; to bound; to rear; to prance; to become rampant; hence, to frolic; to romp.
To move by leaps, or as by leaps; hence, to move swiftly or with violence.
Their bridles they would champ, And trampling the fine element would fiercely ramp.
To climb, as a plant; to creep up.
With claspers and tendrils, they [plants] catch hold, . . . and so ramping upon trees, they mount up to a great height.
Ramp \Ramp\, n.
A leap; a spring; a hostile advance.
The bold Ascalonite Fled from his lion ramp.
A highwayman; a robber. [Prov. Eng.]
A romping woman; a prostitute. [Obs.]
[F. rampe.] (Arch.)
Any sloping member, other than a purely constructional one, such as a continuous parapet to a staircase.
A short bend, slope, or curve, where a hand rail or cap changes its direction.
[F. rampe.] (Fort.) An inclined plane serving as a communication between different interior levels.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1778, "slope," from French rampe, back-formation from Old French verb ramper "to climb, scale, mount;" see ramp (v.). Meaning "road on or off a major highway" is from 1952, American English.
"rude, boisterous girl or woman," mid-15c., perhaps from ramp (v.). Compare romp in Johnson's Dictionary (1755): "a rude, awkward, boisterous, untaught girl."
c.1300, "to climb; to stand on the hind legs" (of animals), from Old French ramper "to climb, scale, mount" (12c., in Modern French "to creep, crawl"), perhaps from Frankish *rampon "to contract oneself" (compare Old High German rimpfan "to wrinkle," Old English hrimpan "to fold, wrinkle"), via notion of the bodily contraction involved in climbing [Klein], from Proto-Germanic *hrimp- "to contract oneself." Related: Ramped; ramping.
Etymology 1 n. 1 An inclined surface that connects two levels; an incline. 2 A road that connects a freeway to a surface street or another freeway. 3 (context aviation English) A mobile staircase that is attached to the doors of an aircraft at an airport 4 (context aviation English) A place where an aircraft parks, next to a terminal, for loading and unloading (see also apron) 5 (context skating English) A construction used to do skating tricks, usually in the form of part of a pipe. 6 A speed bump vb. 1 To behave violently; to rage. 2 To spring; to leap; to bound, rear, or prance; to move swiftly or violently. 3 To climb, like a plant; to creep up. 4 To stand in a rampant position. (rfex) 5 (context intransitive English) To change value, often at a steady rate Etymology 2
n. 1 An American plant, (taxlink Allium tricoccum species noshow=1), related to the onion; a wild leek. 2 (context Appalachia English) A promiscuous man or woman; a general insult for a worthless person.
furnish with a ramp; "The ramped auditorium"
be rampant; "the lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction"
creep up -- used especially of plants; "The roses ramped over the wall"
stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing
RAMP was an American soul/ jazz band from Cincinnati, Ohio. Andy Kellman glosses the band's name as "Roy Ayers Music Productions"; others have interpreted it as "Roy Ayers Music Project" - but Ayers was not a member, though he did write and produce songs on the group's debut album.
The group released one album, Come Into Knowledge (1977), subsequently considered a classic among rare-groove collectors, artists (such as PM Dawn and A Tribe Called Quest who have used RAMP samples in their music) and Roy Ayers fans. Featuring the vocals of Sharon Matthews and Sibel Thrasher, the album was recorded in New York and California. The group was a vehicle for the songwriting talents of Roy Ayers and Edwin Birdsong. Released in 1977, the set featured a version of Roy Ayers' "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" along with the 'rare groove' track "Daylight". The 12" vinyl release of the album used to (and still does) command very high prices as the album had originally never been released on any other format. The album was eventually re-released on CD in 2007.
The group split up shortly afterwards, but reformed in 2006 for new tours and recordings. RAMP performed June 30, 2007, with Washington, DC, jazz pianist Will Rast at Central Park SummerStage in New York City.
In 2008, the song "Daylight" featured Grand Theft Auto IV on the fictional radio station The Vibe 98.8.
Usage examples of "ramp".
For some unknown purpose mechs had furrowed and shaped the rough hillsides into tight, angular sheets and oblique ramps.
Gold Ambon moved to the ramp and drew her into the scintillating folds of his robe as if to shield her from all harm.
But her last forlorn glance down from the head of the ramp had been of Gold Ambon standing there in the middle of the black-and-white diamonds of the rotunda, looking up at her with miserable reproachful eyes.
Josh saw Captain Balone had just confirmed the aft launch ramp doors were closed and locked.
As she coasted up the on ramp to the parkway, she reached the part in her narrative where Barth had gotten squirrelly and sped away from the Clinton pullout.
As Bester vanished along the below-ground ramp, he sauntered towards a solid bench planted a hundred yards away.
He walked to the base of the ramp, then to the dark blotchy stain Mark had found.
I reckoned anywhere trees grew I could scramble up, so I followed ramps of trees winding up through brecciated battlements, ducking under the branches.
He lifted himself onto the expressway platform, made his way through the standees to the tight spiral ramp that led to the upper level, and there sat down.
Walking across the floor, with Kelp still behind him, he went down a concrete ramp past another parking level with more dusty cars, and at the third level down walked out past a lot of less dusty cars to a brown Volkswagen Microbus with red side curtains.
Apart from the oddly shaped face just barely visible through the dark visor, the creature descending the ramp might almost have been a slightly misproportioned human.
Cole saw Morillo, one of the youngest men on staff, leap up on the ramp.
They joined the crowd moving toward the ramp, and in a few minutes emerged into the nightglow of the hollow.
A ladder ramp meant to accommodate an outrushing full riot squad folded down out of the fuselage like a backhand return.
His plan was simple: Very early tomorrow morning, he would drive the propane truck up the ramp to the top deck of that garage and park it next to the outer wall on the alley side of the building.