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Definition of "ramp" [ramp]

  • An inclined surface or roadway connecting different levels. (noun)
  • A mobile staircase by which passengers board and leave an aircraft. (noun)
  • A concave bend of a handrail where a sharp change in level or direction occurs, as at a stair landing. (noun)
  • To act threateningly or violently; rage. (verb-intransitive)
  • To assume a threatening stance. (verb-intransitive)

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.

Use "ramp" in a sentence
  • "At the end of the ramp is a security booth and a guard who turns away motorists not employed by or officially visiting the NSA."
  • "It was what we called our ramp program where we always looked after every disaster, every incident at remedial actions and what we could do to improve things."
  • "Changes include dropping a direct ramp from the Arboretum to eastbound 520 and the section across Portage Bay, from the Montlake Interchange to I-5, would be narrower and a have a slower, 45-mph speed limit."