Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “ram”

ram

verb [I or T] uk   /ræm/ (-mm-) us  
to hit or push something with force: Someone rammed (into) my car while it was parked outside my house. He rammed the sweets/his pipe into his mouth. I rammed down the soil around the fence post. The prisoners who were being force-fed had tubes rammed down their throats. She slammed the door and rammed home the bolt (= closed it forcefully and completely).
Phrasal verbs

ram

noun [C] uk   /ræm/ us  

ram noun [C] (SHEEP)

an adult male sheep that can breed

ram noun [C] (EQUIPMENT)

(also battering ram) a piece of equipment used to hit something and force it open or break it: They used a ram to break down the door. a moving part in a machine that puts pressure or force on something
(Definition of ram verb, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of ram?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Names for the male & female of animals, but you might be interested in these topics from the Animals generally topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “ram” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

dawn on sb

If a fact dawns on you, you understand it after a period of not understanding it.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More