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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


SynonymsAries


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'.


Synonymstup


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.


Synonymscrash


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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