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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɹæmp/
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  • Rhymes: -æmp

Etymology 1Edit

From French rampe, back-formation of Old French ramper, from Frankish *rampōn, *hrampōn (to contract oneself), akin to Old English hrimpan (to wrinkle, rimple, rumple), Old High German rimpfan (German rümpfen (to wrinkle up)). Compare Danish rimpe (to fold" (archaic), "to baste), Icelandic rimpa. More at rimple.

NounEdit

ramp (plural ramps)

  1. An inclined surface that connects two levels; an incline.
  2. A road that connects a freeway to a surface street or another freeway.
  3. (aviation) A mobile staircase that is attached to the doors of an aircraft at an airport
  4. (aviation) A large parking area in an airport for aircraft, for loading and unloading or for storage (see also apron)
  5. (aviation) A surface inside the air intake of a supersonic aircraft which adjusts in position to allow for efficient shock wave compression of incoming air at a wide range of different Mach numbers.
  6. (skating) A construction used to do skating tricks, usually in the form of part of a pipe.
  7. A speed bump. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  8. (obsolete) A leap or bound.
  9. A concave bend at the top or cap of a railing, wall, or coping; a romp.
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ramp (third-person singular simple present ramps, present participle ramping, simple past and past participle ramped)

  1. To behave violently; to rage.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1943, Chapter XII, p. 196, [1]
      Mick raged and ramped at the barred door till his voice failed,
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To spring; to leap; to bound, rear, or prance; to move swiftly or violently.
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To climb, like a plant; to creep up.
    • 1691, John Ray, The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of the Creation. [], London: [] Samuel Smith, [], OCLC 1179804186:
      With claspers and tendrils, they [plants] catch hold, [] and so ramping upon trees, [] they mount up to a great height.
  4. (obsolete, intransitive) To stand in a rampant position. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  5. (transitive, intransitive) To (cause to) change value, often at a steady rate.
    • 2007, Sean Meyn, Control Techniques for Complex Networks (page 285)
      If Q(t) < qp then primary generation ramps up at maximal rate, subject to the constraint that Q(t) does not exceed this threshold.
    • 2011, Sheng Liu, Yong Liu, Modeling and Simulation for Microelectronic Packaging Assembly
      The forces are ramped down gradually to ensure that element removal has a smooth effect on the model.
  6. To adapt a piece of iron to the woodwork of a gate.
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Etymology 2Edit

 
ramp - Allium tricoccum

See ramson.

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ramp (plural ramps)

  1. An American plant, Allium tricoccum, related to the onion; a wild leek.
    • 2006, Su Clauson-Wicker, Off the Beaten Path West Virginia, volume 6:
      A ramp is a potently flavored wild scallion, a vegetable with staying power.
  2. (Appalachia) A promiscuous man or woman.
  3. (Appalachia, derogatory) A worthless person.
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DutchEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch ramp (misfortune). Related to rimpel (wrinkle). In the 19th century, the grammatical gender of the word was a matter of debate. It was finally standardized as feminine, departing from its historical masculine gender.

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ramp f (plural rampen, diminutive rampje n)

  1. disaster, catastrophe
    • Mensen wensen geluk en welvaart en verafschuwen ongeluk en rampen
      People wish happiness and prosperity and abhor mishap and disasters
  2. an accident
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from French rampe, back-formation of Old French ramper, from Frankish *rampōn, *hrampōn (to contract oneself).

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ramp f (plural rampen, diminutive rampje n)

  1. a ramp
  2. a driveway
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Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from English ramp, from French rampe.

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ramp m (plural ramps, diminutive rampje n)

  1. (skating) A construction to do skating tricks, usually in the form of one half of a pipe, a half-pipe.

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ramp

  1. indefinite accusative singular of rampur

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to rimpel (wrinkle).

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ramp m

  1. epilepsy, (human) cramp
  2. bird claw disease, bird cramp
  3. disaster, misfortune

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: ramp

Further readingEdit

  • “ramp”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek[2], 2000