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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
battering ram
▪ And it is a point that needs to be rammed home to directors even more firmly than to auditors.
▪ The police now hope to broadcast their video nationally to ram home the dangers of driving fast in fog.
▪ Campbell was on the spot to gratefully ram home the rebound.
▪ Paley rammed home his argument by multiplying up his examples.
▪ Once again, it is ramming home the importance of gradual, step-by-step change.
▪ Minutes later it rammed a police car which tried to stop it and headed up the M5.
▪ At one stage he turned the car round and rammed a following police car, nudging it aside.
▪ Chased by police vehicles and a helicopter it rammed three cars as it careered down the wrong side of city centre roads.
Car rammed: A policeman was injured last night when burglars rammed a panda car.
▪ A green Renault 18, it has just rammed a car at the junction with A253.
▪ In the latest raid, thieves used his van to ram a police car.
▪ A GLUE-SNIFFER was jailed yesterday for ramming a police car while high.
force/ram/shove sth down sb's throat
▪ But my brokers were complaining that I was shoving them down their throats.
▪ His teeth were even and white, and Bernice wanted to ram them down his throat.
▪ Jess felt like ramming it down his throat.
▪ The agents poured pepper sauce down their nostrils, or forced water down their throats.
▪ Torrents of lava would not tumble out to force fire down his throat, torch his tongue.
▪ Construction workers had to spend the night ramming iron girders into place to support the building.
▪ Hancock tried to ram the police car.
▪ He rammed a clip of bullets into the gun.
▪ She rammed the papers into her briefcase.
▪ The driver lost control and rammed into a car waiting at a stoplight.
▪ The ship had been rammed by a submarine.
▪ Another rammed a barrier wall and broke its neck.
▪ Enthusiasts can overcome this by ramming the cartridge into its socket while the drive is running.
▪ I kept thinking that they would all ram me.
▪ Last week, the opposition rammed the 14 percent gains tax plan through parliament while few members were in the chamber.
▪ Ludo and I turn our collars up against the chill April evening, and ram our hands in our coat pockets.
▪ Napoleon, far from manoeuvring about the Duke's right flank, had rammed his troops into the seam between the allied armies.
▪ Sharpe reloaded the rifle, this time ramming the bullet hard down against the charge, then released the horse.
▪ The Republicans are trying to ram through a judgment in the Gingrich case.
▪ I heard the hiss of arrows and the crashing of some makeshift battering ram buckling the beams of the iron-studded gates.
▪ He is a powerhouse, a battering ram, but also has touch and an eye for goal.
▪ Nizan is always willing to oblige with the battering ram technique, if required.
▪ At two stores, cars were used unsuccessfully as battering rams to breach security shutters.
▪ In fact Pachycephalosaurus had a 10-inch thick skull, and probably used it as a battering ram in ritual contests.
▪ We staggered out and began to use it as a battering ram against the locked door.
▪ The immigration issue, the National Front's favourite political battering ram, is still there.
▪ They are pushing upwards because their stalks function as vertical hydraulic rams.
▪ Watertightness is achieved by thrust from hydraulic rams acting on the other end of the tank.
▪ Arches converge above boat shaped hollow concrete piers close to each riverbank and concealing hydraulic rams that perform the clever bit.
▪ Sussex gardens offer a glimpse of sheep, while Norfolk gardens go one better with hydraulic rams!
▪ At each end of the tanks are portcullis gates, which are opened and closed by hydraulic rams.
▪ Police had given chase after foiling an attempted ram raid in Marlborough.
▪ Male speaker We're bound to consider that it was to be used in a ram raid offence.
▪ Her prow, a cast-iron projection weighing 1, 500 pounds, was intended for use as a ram.
▪ His animal was the ram and he is depicted as a ram or a ram-headed man.
▪ Over the past year he has had eight sheep, one suckle-calf and a ram bitten by adders: the ram died.
▪ The ram, though strongly built, had its defects.
▪ There were 810 breeding ewes, ewe lambs, and rams on offer.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

main memory \main memory\ n. (Computers) The memory in a computer that holds programs and data for rapid access during execution of a program; it usually hold the largest quantity of rapid-access storage in a computer; -- also called RAM ( random access memory. It is contrasted to ROM, disk data storage, cache, registers and other forms of data storage.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1957, acronym for random access memory (computerese).


"to beat with a heavy implement," c.1300, from ram (n.). Related: Rammed; ramming.


Old English ramm "male sheep," also "battering ram" and the zodiac sign; earlier rom "male sheep," a West Germanic word (cognates: Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch, Old High German ram), of unknown origin. Perhaps [Klein] connected with Old Norse rammr "strong," Old Church Slavonic ramenu "impetuous, violent."


n. 1 A male sheep. 2 A battering ram; a heavy object used for breaking through doors. 3 A warship intended to sink other ships by ramming them. 4 A piston powered by hydraulic pressure. 5 A weight which strikes a blow, in a ramming device such as a pile driver, a steam hammer, a stamp mill. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To intentionally collide with (a ship) with the intention of damaging or sinking it. 2 (context transitive English) To strike (something) hard, especially with an implement. 3 (lb en transitive) To fill or compact by pounding or driving. 4 To have sexual intercourse with

  1. v. strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door" [syn: ram down, pound]

  2. force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad" [syn: force, drive]

  3. undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post" [syn: crash]

  4. crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked" [syn: jam, jampack, chock up, cram, wad]

  5. [also: ramming, rammed]


Ram, ram, or RAM may refer to:

Ram (album)

Ram is a studio album by Paul and Linda McCartney, released in May 1971 on Apple Records. The album was recorded amid Paul McCartney's legal action in Britain's High Court to dissolve the Beatles' partnership, following their break-up the year before. This is the only album credited to the couple. He and Linda recorded it in New York with guitarists David Spinozza and Hugh McCracken, and future Wings drummer Denny Seiwell. Its release coincided with a period of bitter acrimony between McCartney and his former bandmate John Lennon, who perceived verbal slights in the lyrics to songs such as " Too Many People".

On release, the album was received negatively by the majority of music critics, although opinion has become more favourable in subsequent decades. A commercial success nonetheless, Ram topped the national albums charts in Britain, the Netherlands and Canada. Three singles were issued from Ram: " Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey", which became McCartney's first number 1 hit in America, " The Back Seat of My Car" and " Eat at Home". The album was reissued in May 2012.

RAM (band)

RAM is a mizik rasin band based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The band derives its name from the initials of its founder, songwriter, and lead male vocalist, Richard A. Morse. The band's music has been described by Morse as " Vodou rock 'n' roots", and has been one of the prominent bands in the mizik rasin musical movement in Haiti. RAM began performing together in 1990, and recorded their first album in 1996. The band's music incorporates traditional Vodou lyrics and instruments, such as rara horns and petwo drums, into modern rock and roll. The band's songs include lyrics in Kreyòl, French, and English.

RAM is famous for its regular Thursday night performances at the Hotel Oloffson in downtown Port-au-Prince, attended by hotel guests and a wide spectrum of the country's political and racial groups. During the years of the military junta of Raoul Cédras, one of the band's singles, " Fèy", was banned nationwide by the military authorities who perceived it to be a song of support for the exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The band continued to play weekly concerts in defiance of death threats from the regime until Morse only narrowly escaped a kidnapping from the hotel in 1994. The band began recording albums in 1996, after United States military intervention restored Aristide to power. In 1998, the band clashed with the newly elected mayor of Port-au-Prince, a supporter of Aristide, and survived an assassination attempt during their Carnival performance. Through its song lyrics, RAM continues to provoke the antagonism of both the supporters of Aristide and former military regimes.

Ram (comics)

Ram is a fictional Japanese superhero published by DC Comics. He first appeared in Millennium #2 (January 1988), and was created by Steve Engelhart and Joe Staton.

Ram (company)

Ram is a Japanese visual novel studio under VisualArt's that specializes in the production of adult visual novels. To date, the company has released three games, two in two versions each. They released a new game called 5 on July 25, 2008.

Ram (biblical figure)

Ram ( Rām) is a figure in the Hebrew Bible. He is the son of Hezron and ancestor of King David. His genealogical lineage and descendants are recorded in and at . In the New Testament, his name is given as "Aram" and "Arni" .

Ram (director)

Ram is an Indian film director, who works in Tamil cinema. After assisting Hindi directors Rajkumar Santoshi and working under Balu Mahendra, he made his directorial debut with Kattradhu Thamizh (2007), which fetched him strong critical acclaim. His second film Thanga Meengal (2013) also won critical praise and three National Film Awards.

Ram (rocket)

The RAM, also known as the 6.5-Inch Anti-Tank Aircraft Rocket or ATAR, was an air-to-ground rocket used by the United States Navy during the Korean War. Developed rapidly, the rocket proved successful but was phased out shortly after the end of the conflict.

RAM (musician)

RAM (born Ram Boon on March 2, 1974) is a Dutch trance producer and DJ.

Ram (given name)

Ram is a masculine given name. In South Asia it is a variant of Rama. Notable persons with the name include:


  • Ram Chandra Bharadwaj (died 1918), a defendant in the Hindu–German Conspiracy Trial
  • Ram Chiang, Hong Kong actor and singer.
  • Ram Prasad Bismil (1897-1927), Indian revolutionary
  • Ram Bahadur Bomjon (born c. 1990), Nepalese teenager televised meditating for days without moving
  • Ram Charan (disambiguation)
  • Guru Ram Das (1534–1581), fourth of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism
  • Ram Gopal (disambiguation)
  • Ram Kapoor (born 1973), Indian television actor
  • Ram Karmi (born 1931), Israeli architect
  • Ram Dass Katari (1911–1983), Indian Navy vice-admiral and Chief of the Naval Staff
  • Ram Kumar (artist) (born 1924), Indian artist
  • Ram Kumar (basketball) (born 1964), Indian basketball player
  • Ram Madhav (born 1964), Indian politician, writer, journalist and National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Ram Malla, also known as Kshetra, king of Mallabhum from 1185 to 1209
  • Ram Narayan (born 1927), Indian sarangi player
  • Ram Pothineni (born 1988), Indian Tollywood film actor
  • Ram Prasad (disambiguation)
  • Ram Mohan Roy (1772-1833), Indian reformer
  • Ram Vilas Sharma (1912–2000), Indian literary critic, linguist, poet and thinker
  • Ram Soffer (born 1965), Israeli chess Grandmaster
  • Ram Singh (disambiguation)
  • Ram Gopal Varma (born 1962), Indian Tollywood and Bollywood film director
  • Ram Gopal Vijayvargiya (1905–2003), Indian painter

Biblical and fictional characters:

  • Ram (Biblical figure)
  • Ram (comics), a Japanese DC Comics superhero
  • Ram, in the 1982 American science-fiction film Tron
  • Ram, in the 1999-2003 New Zealand/British TV series The Tribe
  • Ram, in the 2011 Japanese role-playing video game Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2
  • Ram, in the 2014 Japanese light novel Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
Ram (surname)

Ram is the surname of:

  • Abel Ram (1753–1830), Anglo-Irish landowner and politician
  • Andy Ram (born 1980), Israeli tennis player
  • Buck Ram (1907-1991), American songwriter, producer and arranger born Samuel Ram
  • Jagjivan Ram (1908–1986), Indian independence activist and politician from Bihar
  • Mola Ram (1743–1833), Indian painter
  • N. Ram (born 1945), Indian journalist, editor and businessman
  • Nandamuri Kalyan Ram (born 1978), Indian Tollywood film actor
  • Rajeev Ram (born 1984), American tennis player

Usage examples of "ram".

Gromph saw that the dead ogres and their battering ram, which he had seen while scrying the House, no longer lay before the adamantine doors.

Walking her mare through the stockade gate, Aganippe found the rammed earth maidan nearly deserted-- only those who cared the most had stayed up to see her safe.

And that brought on another row, as the forester lashed out again with his enhanced PK function and Aiken fought back with his coercive power, trying to make Raimo ram his own forefinger down his throat.

Lollee, seeing Et Avian down and about to be mauled, fired the blaster at the attacking bear, cutting it in two, just as a second bear rammed him against the bore of a pine.

The gates were flung back into the barbican, twisting as they fell under the wheels of the ram.

I want to help him out by ramming as many bazooka rockets as I can into the Horse.

And it shall be registred in the bookes of Doctours, that an Asse saved the life of a young maiden that was captive amongst Theeves : Thou shalt be numbred amongst the ancient miracles : wee beleeve that by like example of truth Phryxus saved himselfe from drowning upon the Ram, Arion escaped upon a Dolphin, and that Europa was delivered by the Bull.

The lofty towers which were erected on that foundation galled the besieged with large stones and darts from the military engines, and the battering rams had shaken the walls in several places.

I think he expected Bish to try to ram the lorry through every building we passed by or over.

The boat rammed against the brick wall, and the black man and the white man rocked backward and forward with the shock.

Her headrail and wimple, which would normally cover the hair of a lady of her high birth, hung ignominiously from a briar thatch just beyond where the Lady Alinor was chasing a ram, who was chasing a bleating sheep.

I cruised the bad boogaloo streets until I spotted the car that tried to ram meparked behind a cinderblock dump circled by barbed wire.

I cruised the bad boogaloo streets until I spotted the car that tried to ram me-parked behind a cinderblock dump circled by barbed wire.

By mid-afternoon, Alexander and the hypaspists had fought their way through the city proper to the base of the Byrsa wall, and Charias brought up the rams.

But the third had taken the time to leap around both, and Coll saw the spearhead ramming straight toward his belly.