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Definition of Ram

Babylon English

male first name (Hebrew)
break force or crush with a battering ram
male sheep; battering ram, heavy device used to crush or force something (such as a locked door)
material that changes radar waves into small electromagnetic fields and reduces the radar image
volatile computer memory that can be accessed in any order, memory that temporarily stores data which is currently in use, most common type of computer memory (Computers)
Ram Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To fill or compact by pounding or driving.
(v. t.)
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.
The weight which strikes the blow, in a pile driver, steam hammer, stamp mill, or the like.
The plunger of a hydraulic press.
The male of the sheep and allied animals. In some parts of England a ram is called a tup.
The constellation Aries, which does not now, as formerly, occupy the sign of the same name.
In ancient warfare, a long beam suspended by slings in a framework, and used for battering the walls of cities; a battering-ram.
Aries, the sign of the zodiac which the sun enters about the 21st of March.
An engine of war used for butting or battering.
A hydraulic ram. See under Hydraulic.
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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

rear \rear\ (?), v. t. to place in the rear; to secure the rear of. [r.]

  similar words(11) 

 water ram 
 ram disk 
 ram down 
 video ram 
 ram home 
 dynamic ram 
 window ram 
 hydraulic ram 
 ram drive 
 static ram 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
n., reithe m.
RAM (Random-Access Memory): cuimhne randamrochtana
v., dingim
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Hwrdd = a push, a thrust; a butt; an onset; a ram
Myharan = n. tup, a ram
   arm   mar
Australian Slang
(older slang) 1. trickster or confidence man, especially one who sets up victims for another; 2. work as a con artist's accomplice
absolutely useless
WordNet 2.0

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
(synonym) random-access memory, random access memory, random memory, read/write memory
(hypernym) volatile storage
(part-meronym) buffer, buffer storage, buffer store

1. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries
(synonym) Aries
(hypernym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
(classification) astrology, star divination
2. 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
(synonym) Aries, Aries the Ram
(hypernym) sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, house, planetary house

1. a tool for driving or forcing something by impact
(hypernym) tool
(hyponym) battering ram
(part-meronym) head
(derivation) force, drive
2. uncastrated adult male sheep; "a British term is `tup'"
(synonym) tup
(hypernym) sheep
(part-meronym) horn

1. strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"
(synonym) ram down, pound
(hypernym) thrust
2. force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
(synonym) force, drive
(hypernym) thrust
(hyponym) toe, toenail
(see-also) hammer in, drill in, ram down, beat in
(verb-group) drive
3. undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post"
(synonym) crash
(hypernym) collide, clash
4. crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked"
(synonym) jam, jampack, chock up, cram, wad
(hypernym) stuff
(verb-group) cram
Ram Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCTS Glossary v.1.0
Random Access Memory
Reliability/availability/maintainability (see individual entries).
BASSAM Trade, Real Estate, Mortgage, Fund,Invest, Insurance,& Tax,Terms/abbreviations/defin.
A loan under which the homeowner receives monthly payments based on his or her accumulated equity rather than a lump sum. The loan must be repaid at a prearranged date or upon the death of the owner or the sale of the property.
Glossary of petroleum Industry
the closing and scaling component on a blowout preventer. One -of three type-sblind, pipe, or shear-may be installed in several preventers mounted in a stack on top of the wellbore. Blind rams, when closed, form a seal on a hole that has no drill pipe in it; pipe rams, when closed, seal around the pipe; shear rams cut through drill pipe and then form a seal.
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Exchange: NYSE
Develops, assembles and markets a full line of vacuum cleaners for home and commercial use; And sells accessories, attachments, refurbished cleaners and replacement parts.
RAM Venture Holdings Corp
Exchange: OTCBB
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Ram Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
UK Post Codes and Counties
County:  Carmarthenshire
Post Code: SA48
DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
raised angle marker; random access memory; random antiterrorism measure
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Military Abbreviations
reliability, availability, maintainability
International Relations and Security Acronyms
Gulf War code name for an XVIII Airborne Corps phase line
Ram Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream that a ram pursues you, foretells that some misfortune threatens you.

To see one quietly grazing denotes that you will have powerful friends, who will use their best efforts for your good.

See Sheep and Lamb.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Ram Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hill Associates Acronym List
Random Access Memory
Random Access Memory
Telecommunication Standard Terms
Acronym for random access memory.
A read/write, nonsequential-access memory used for the storage of instructions and data. Note 1: RAM access time is essentially the same for all storage locations. Note 2: RAM is characterized by a shorter access time than disk or tape storage. Note 3: RAM is usually volatile.
Yigal's 3G abbreviations
Random Access Memory
Nuclear Energy Acronyms
1. Random Access Memory
2. Reliability Availability and Maintainability
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
Radioactive Marker
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
(= Random Access Memory). A memory from which information can be recalled selectively by the use of appropriate addresses or pointers to its storage location. (Krippendorff)
Technical English by wpv
Random Access Memory. RAM is the most common type of computer memory, and it's where the computer stores system software, programs, and data you are currently using. It's formally called dynamic RAM (DRAM) because it's volatile, that is, the contents are lost when you turn off the computer (or crash). It's pronounced ram and measured in megabytes.
Automotive Acronyms
Random Access Memory
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Automotive Glossary
Random Access Memory
Motoring 2000
Random Access Memory
Aviation Acronyms and Terms
Random access memory.
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Random Access Memory
Airline Codes
Royal Air Maroc (Morocco)
U.F.O. Related Terminology and Acronyms
Random Access Memory
Fiber Optics, Optical Networking Terms
Random Access Memory
Ram Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Computer Abbreviations v1.5
Random Access Memory
9300+ Computer Acronyms
Rioport Audio Manager
Uri's File.*Xten.c.ons*
Random Access Memory
Integrated Circuit Terminology
Random Access Memory - memory devices where any memory cell in a large memory array may be accessed at in any order at random.
Copyright © 2000 - 2006 IC Knowledge LLC. All rights reserved.
Smart Card Terms
A volatile memory that is used as a scratchpad by the microprocessor in a smart card.
A Glossary of Internet & PC Terminology
Random Access Memory is a temporary storage area that the processor uses to execute programs & hold Data . Information is put into RAM & held there. Once the RAM becomes full information has to be removed to make space for the current task being performed. A PC with limited RAM will take a long time to perform the simplest task as the information in the RAM is constantly being replaced. RAM requires a constant electric supply to keep the information intact. Should you switch off the PC then you will lose the contents of RAM forever
Jensen's Technology Glossary
Random Access Memory portion of a computer. The term "memory" typically refers to RAM as opposed to hard disc and optical disc storage of files that cannot be randomly accessed without searching by sectors. RAM stores instructions and other files potentially needed for immediate processing of a task at hand. Memory usually can be accessed "randomly" at relatively high speeds. Files stored on computer tape, floppy discs, hard drive, optical drives, etc. are not available in RAM until they are "loaded" into RAM. Four important types of RAM in PCs running DOS are conventional memory, high (upper) memory, expanded memory, and extended memory. When DOS first was designed, 640 Kb of memory seemed like a lot, so out of the then standard 1 Mb of base memory, 640 Kb was designated as conventional memory reserved for DOS and the remaining 360 Mb was high (upper) memory available for other internal system computing functions. Later, memory managers and the Windows HIMEM.SYS file made some of the high memory available for software usage. Another gimmick entailed use of peepholes of size 64 Kb swapping of chunks of memory. However, today the 1 Mb base memory utilized in the most efficient way is not sufficient to run most newer types of software. Memory SIMM chips can be added to raise the RAM to higher levels such as 64 Mb currently popular in multimedia authoring. Upper limits for extended memory options vary with types of PCs. Extended memory is much more important than expanded memory. Often the term extended memory applies to all RAM above the 640 Kb of conventional RAM, although from a technical standpoint it applies to RAM above the 1 Mb base. The term "RAM cache" refers to a section of RAM set aside to serve as a buffer between the central processing unit and auxiliary disc drives. At the present time it is not uncommon to pay in the neighborhood of $200 for each 16Mb of RAM added to computers. (See also Cache , SIMM , VRAM , Hard drive , Flash memory , and CD )
RAM (Random Access Memory )
The primary memory in a computer.Memory that can be overwritten with new information.The ‘random access part of its name comes from the fact that all information in RAM can be located-no matter where it is in an equal amount of time.This means that access to and from RAM mamory is extraordinarly fast.
Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
Stands for "Random Access Memory," and is pronounced like the male goat. RAM is the stuff that software programs run off of. Everytime you open a program, it gets loaded from the hard drive into the RAM. This is because reading data from RAM is extremely fast, whereas reading data from the hard drive is substantially slower. Running programs from the RAM of the computer allows them to function without any lag time. The more RAM you have, the more data can be loaded from the hard drive into the RAM, helping to speed up your computer. In fact, adding RAM can even be more beneficial to your computer's overall performance than upgrading the CPU.
Multimedia Glossary
Random Access Memory, volatile memory; whenever the computer is turned off, whatever information in the RAM is lost
Electronic Music Glossary
Acronym for Random Access Memory. The memory in a computer in a computer that stores data temporarily while you are working on it. Data stored in RAM is lost forever when power is interupted to the machine if it has not been saved to another medium, such as floppy or hard disk.
Multimedia Glossary
"Random Access Memory" - cache RAM (fast RAM to match the speed of microporcessors); flash RAM (fast, permanent memory on PCMCIA cards); DRAM (dynamic RAM); SRAM (static RAM) ; SDRAM (synchornized DRAM); VRAM (video RAM); CDRAM (cached DRAM) ... RAMbo
Steve's Digicams Digital Camera Dictionary
Random Access Memory . The most common type of computer memory; where the CPU stores software, programs, and data currently being used. RAM is usually volatile memory, meaning that when the computer is turned off, crashes, or loses power, the contents of the memory are lost. A large amount of RAM usually offers faster manipulation or faster background processing.
Glossary of Electronic Music Terms
Random access memory. RAM is used for storing user-programmed patch parameter settings in synthesizers, and sample waveforms in samplers. A constant source of power (usually a long-lasting battery) is required for RAM to maintain its contents when power is switched off. Compare with ROM.
Pablo Aguilar
Random Access Memory an acronym meaning memory that Windows reads and writes to when displaying different screen ongoings. Make sure you have enough RAM to run the programs or you will have problems.
Ram Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Ram, ram, or RAM may refer to:

Used as a word (not as an initialism)
  • A male sheep
  • A male goat
  • Ram cichlid, a freshwater tropical fish

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Moses Isserles (, ) ( February 22, 1520 / Adar I , - May 11, 1572 / Iyar , ), was an eminent Polish Ashkenazic rabbi, talmudist, and posek.

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According to Hindu Mythology Rama(; Sanskrit: राम Rāma) is the seventh avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu and a king of Ayodhya. Rama is also the protagonist of the Hindu epic Ramayana, which narrates his idealistic ideas and his greatness. Rama is one of the many popular figures and deities in Hinduism, specifically Vaishnavism and Vaishnava religious scriptures in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Along with Krishna, Rama is considered to be one of the most important avatars of Vishnu. In a few Rama-centric sects, he is considered the Supreme Being, rather than an avatar.

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Rama may refer to:

Within the scriptures of India
  • Rama, the legendary Indian king regarded as an incarnation of Vishnu
  • Parasurama, 'Rama with the axe', a partial incarnation of Vishnu
  • Balarama, 'the strong Rama', brother of Krishna
  • Rama, another name of Lakshmi

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Random-access memory (RAM ) is a form of computer data storage. A random-access memory device allows data items to be accessed (read or written) in almost the same amount of time irrespective of the physical location of data inside the memory. In contrast, with other direct-access data storage media such as hard disks, CD-RWs, DVD-RWs and the older drum memory, the time required to read and write data items varies significantly depending on their physical locations on the recording medium, due to mechanical limitations such as media rotation speeds and arm movement.

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RealAudio is a proprietary audio format developed by RealNetworks and first released in April 1995. It uses a variety of audio codecs, ranging from low-bitrate formats that can be used over dialup modems, to high-fidelity formats for music. It can also be used as a streaming audio format, that is played at the same time as it is downloaded. In the past, many internet radio stations used RealAudio to stream their programming over the internet in real time. In recent years, however, the format has become less common and has given way to more popular audio formats. RealAudio was heavily used by the BBC websites until 2009, though it was discontinued due to its declining use. BBC World Service, the last of the BBC websites to use RealAudio, discontinued its usage in March 2011.

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Ram Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
USPTO Patent and Trademark Glossary
Revenue Accounting and Management System

Context: Infotech
By the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Ram Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
The Scotch Whisky by SDA v.4.20
Ram's Head Finest Old, Blended Scotch Whisky
By: John A. Bertram & Co. Ltd. (Leith, Scotland)
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
Urban Air Quality Model for Point and Area Source in EPA UNAMAP Series
Amateur Radio Glossary
Random Access Memory
Ram Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
An acronym for Random Access Memory, memory that can be read from and written to (as opposed to ROM). Data stored in RAM is lost when the power is turned off.
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The DJ Glossary
High-speed, read-write, electronic memory used for temporary storage of data for processing and retrieval.
Stanton Magnetics
Klingon - English
n. night
v. be trivial, trifling, unimportant
Ram Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
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.
Smith's Bible Dictionary

(high, exalted).
→ A son of Hezron and the father of Ammin-adab, born in Egypt after Jacob's migration there. (Ruth 4:19) (B.C. 1706.) In (Matthew 1:3,4) and Luke 3:33 He is called Aram in the Authorized Version, but RAM in the Revised Version of (Matthew 1:3,4) and Arni in the Revised Version of (Luke 3:33)
→ The first-born of Jerahmeel, and therefore nephew of the preceding. (1 Chronicles 3:25,27) (B.C. after 1706.)
→ One of the kindred of Elihu. (Job 32:2) Ewald identified this Ram with Aram in (Genesis 22:21) See: See BATTERING-RAM
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
elevated; sublime
same as Ram
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Ram The English word ram and the Latin aries contain the Aryan root ar or ra, so common in names denoting the masculine, fiery, and creative aspect of nature, seen in the word Aryan itself. In the zodiac of the fifth root-race the sign of the ram leads off, and in astrology is called a fiery, cardinal sign, the house of Mars (Ares), as well as the house of exaltation of the sun (Ra). The symbol of Aries is a ram's horns, and it corresponds with the head in the human anatomy. Ram's horns on the head of a hieroglyphic figure usually denote that an initiate is meant. The symbol of a ram's head and horns is, however, often phallic, a symbol of generative power, though this can be but a degradation of its original meaning. Sphinxes with ram's heads, called criosphinxes, are said to represent the period of the equinoctial points passing through the sign Aries of the celestial zodiac, following upon the age when the bull was the sign.
Egyptian deities with heads of rams, "are solar, and represent under various aspects the phases of generation and impregnation. Their ram's heads denote this meaning, a ram ever symbolizing generative energy in the abstract, while the bull was the symbol of strength and the creative function" (TG 82). See also CHNOUMIS; MENDES
Armin Zoroastrian terms
lit. 'joy', name of a yazad; name of the twenty-first day of the month according to the Zoroastrian religious calendar.