Definition of "ram" []

  • A male sheep. (noun)
  • Any of several devices used to drive, batter, or crush by forceful impact, especially: (noun)
  • A battering ram. (noun)
  • The weight that drops in a pile driver or steam hammer. (noun)
  • The plunger or piston of a force pump or hydraulic press. (noun)
  • An uncastrated adult sheep (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A piston or moving plate, esp one driven hydraulically or pneumatically (noun)
  • The falling weight of a pile driver or similar device (noun)
  • A pointed projection in the stem of an ancient warship for puncturing the hull of enemy ships (noun)
  • A warship equipped with a ram (noun)
  • A sexually active man (noun)
  • To force or drive, as by heavy blows (verb)
  • (of a moving object) to crash with force (against another object) or (of two moving objects) to collide in this way (verb)
  • To stuff or cram (something into a hole, etc) (verb)
  • To thrust violently (verb)
  • To present (an idea, argument, etc) forcefully or aggressively (esp in the phrase ram (something) down someone's throat) (verb)
  • To drive (a charge) into a firearm (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "ram" in a sentence
  • "I bet FOX "news" and See Nearly Nothing don't use the phrase "ram it down our throats" to describe this measure."
  • "The sight of a Dall sheep ram is enough to haunt a hunter: It conjures visions of the long, grueling stalks ahead of you."
  • "The ram is generally a conventional double acting cylinder for positioning purposes."