1. 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;
[syn: random-access memory, random access memory, random memory, RAM, read/write memory]
2. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries;
[syn: Aries, Ram]
3. 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;
[syn: Aries, Aries the Ram, Ram]
4. a tool for driving or forcing something by impact;
5. uncastrated adult male sheep;
- Example: "a British term is `tup'"
[syn: ram, tup]
1. strike or drive against with a heavy impact;
- Example: "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"
- Example: "pound on the door"
[syn: ram, ram down, pound]
2. force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically;
- Example: "She rammed her mind into focus"
- Example: "He drives me mad"
[syn: force, drive, ram]
3. undergo damage or destruction on impact;
- Example: "the plane crashed into the ocean"
- Example: "The car crashed into the lamp post"
[syn: crash, ram]
4. crowd or pack to capacity;
- Example: "the theater was jampacked"
[syn: jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
main memory \main memory\ n. (Computers) The memory in a computer that holds programs and data for rapid access during execution of a program; it usually hold the largest quantity of rapid-access storage in a computer; -- also called RAM (random access memory. It is contrasted to ROM, disk data storage, cache, registers and other forms of data storage. [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ram \Ram\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rammed (r[a^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Ramming.] 1. To butt or strike against; to drive a ram against or through; to thrust or drive with violence; to force in; to drive together; to cram; as, to ram an enemy's vessel; to ram piles, cartridges, etc. [1913 Webster] [They] rammed me in with foul shirts, and smocks, socks, foul stockings, greasy napkins. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill or compact by pounding or driving. [1913 Webster] A ditch . . . was filled with some sound materials, and rammed to make the foundation solid. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ram \Ram\ (r[a^]m), n. [AS. ramm, ram; akin to OHG. & D. ram, Prov. G. ramm, and perh. to Icel. ramr strong.] 1. The male of the sheep and allied animals. In some parts of England a ram is called a tup. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) (a) Aries, the sign of the zodiac which the sun enters about the 21st of March. (b) The constellation Aries, which does not now, as formerly, occupy the sign of the same name. [1913 Webster] 3. An engine of war used for butting or battering. Specifically: (a) In ancient warfare, a long beam suspended by slings in a framework, and used for battering the walls of cities; a battering-ram. (b) A heavy steel or iron beak attached to the prow of a steam war vessel for piercing or cutting down the vessel of an enemy; also, a vessel carrying such a beak. [1913 Webster] 4. A hydraulic ram. See under Hydraulic. [1913 Webster] 5. The weight which strikes the blow, in a pile driver, steam hammer, stamp mill, or the like. [1913 Webster] 6. The plunger of a hydraulic press. [1913 Webster] Ram's horn. (a) (Fort.) A low semicircular work situated in and commanding a ditch. [Written also ramshorn.] --Farrow. (b) (Paleon.) An ammonite. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
RAM Random Access MemoryV.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
RAM Random Access Memory (RAM, IC)V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
RAM Rarely Adequate Memory (slang)Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Ram exalted. (1.) The son of Hezron, and one of the ancestors of the royal line (Ruth 4:19). The margin of 1 Chr. 2:9, also Matt. 1:3, 4 and Luke 3:33, have "Aram." (2.) One of the sons of Jerahmeel (1 Chr. 2:25, 27). (3.) A person mentioned in Job 32:2 as founder of a clan to which Elihu belonged. The same as Aram of Gen. 22:21.Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):
Ram, elevated; sublimeMoby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
102 Moby Thesaurus words for "ram": assault, bear, bear upon, bellwether, billy, billy goat, boar, boost, bubbly-jock, buck, bull, bulldoze, bullock, bump, bump against, bunt, butt, butt against, chanticleer, cock, cockerel, collide, cram, crowd, dig, dog, drake, drive, elbow, entire, entire horse, ewe, ewe lamb, fall aboard, force, gander, goad, gobbler, hart, he-goat, head into, hurtle, hustle, jab, jam, jam-pack, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, jumbuck, lamb, lambkin, mutton, nudge, pang, peacock, pile drive, plunge, poke, press, prod, punch, push, ram down, rattle, rooster, run, run against, run broadside on, run down, run in, run into, sail into, shake, sheep, shoulder, shove, sink, stab, stag, stallion, steer, stick, stot, stress, stud, studhorse, stuff, tamp, teg, thrust, tom, tom turkey, tomcat, top cow, top horse, tup, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock, wether, yeanling