AskDefine | Define ramp

Dictionary Definition



1 an inclined surface or roadway that moves traffic from one level to another [syn: incline]
2 North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers [syn: wild leek, Allium tricoccum]
3 a movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft


1 behave violently, as if in state of a great anger [syn: rage, storm]
2 furnish with a ramp; "The ramped auditorium"
3 be rampant; "the lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction"
4 creep up -- used especially of plants; "The roses ramped over the wall"
5 stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ɹæmp/
  • Rhymes with: -æmp


  1. An inclined surface that connects two levels; an incline.
  2. A mobile staircase that is attached to the doors of an airliner at an airport.
  3. An American plant, Allium tricoccum, related to the onion.
  4. In the context of "Appalachia": A promiscuous man or woman; a general insult for a worthless person.
  5. In the context of "skating": A construction used to do skating tricks, usually in the form of part of a pipe.


inclined surface that connects two levels; incline
mobile staircase that is attached to the doors of an airliner at an airport
American plant, Allium tricoccum, related to the onion
Appalachia: promiscuous man or woman; a general insult for a worthless person
skating: construction to do skating tricks
  • Dutch: ramp


  1. To behave violently; to rage.
  2. To stand in a rampant position.


behave violently; rage
stand in a rampant position


Pronunciation 1

  • /rɑmp/


  1. disaster

Pronunciation 2

  • /ɹæmp/


  1. In the context of "skating": A construction to do skating tricks, usually in the form of one half of a pipe, a half-pipe.

Extensive Definition

Ramp may refer to: Gravitational: Other:
ramp in French: Rampe (homonymie)
ramp in Japanese: ランプ
ramp in Russian: Пандус
ramp in Swedish: Ramp

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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