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English noun: RAM

1. RAM (artifact) the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible

Synonymsrandom access memory, random memory, random-access memory, read/write memory

Broader (hypernym)volatile storage

Narrower (hyponym)core memory, magnetic core memory

Part holonymbuffer, buffer storage, buffer store, core, magnetic core, RAM disk

2. Ram (person) (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Domain categoryastrology, star divination

3. Ram (location) the first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21 to April 19

SynonymsAries, Aries the Ram

Instance hypernymhouse, mansion, planetary house, sign, sign of the zodiac, star sign

4. ram (artifact) a tool for driving or forcing something by impact

Broader (hypernym)tool

Narrower (hyponym)battering ram, rammer

Part holonymhead

5. ram (animal) uncastrated adult male sheep

SamplesA British term is `tup'.


Broader (hypernym)sheep

Part holonymhorn

English verb: ram

1. ram (contact) strike or drive against with a heavy impact

SamplesRam the gate with a sledgehammer.
Pound on the door.

Synonymspound, ram down

Pattern of useSomething ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)thrust

2. ram (contact) force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically

SamplesShe rammed her mind into focus.
He drives me mad.

Synonymsdrive, force

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)thrust

Narrower (hyponym)toe, toenail

Verb groupdrive, drive

3. ram (contact) undergo damage or destruction on impact

SamplesThe plane crashed into the ocean.
The car crashed into the lamp post.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)clash, collide

4. ram (contact) crowd or pack to capacity

SamplesThe theater was jampacked.

ExamplesThey ram the books into the box

Synonymschock up, cram, jam, jampack, wad

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)stuff

Verb groupcram

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