ram

A male sheep or goat is called a ram. If you're a fan of reading your horoscope, you might notice that Aries, usually considered the first sign of the zodiac, is represented by a ram.

Another kind of ram is a "battering ram," a tool for forcing a heavy door open or breaking a hole in a wall. This kind of ram comes from the male sheep and his powerful horns — and so does the verb ram: "I watched the rams ram their heads into each other as they battled over territory." Some word experts think the word stems from the Old Norse rammr, "strong."

Primary Meanings of ram

1.
n
uncastrated adult male sheep
2.
nv
a tool for driving or forcing something by impact
strike or drive against with a heavy impact
Full Definitions of ram
1

n uncastrated adult male sheep

Synonyms:
tup
Type of:
sheep
woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
2

n a tool for driving or forcing something by impact

Types:
battering ram
a ram used to break down doors of fortified buildings
rammer
a tool for driving something with force
Type of:
tool
an implement used in the practice of a vocation

v strike or drive against with a heavy impact

ram the gate with a sledgehammer”
Synonyms:
pound, ram down
Type of:
thrust
push forcefully

v undergo damage or destruction on impact

Synonyms:
crash
Type of:
clash, collide
crash together with violent impact

v crowd or pack to capacity

Synonyms:
chock up, cram, jam, jampack, wad
cram
put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
Type of:
stuff
cram into a cavity

v force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically

“She rammed her mind into focus”
Synonyms:
drive, force
drive
compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
drive
compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
Types:
toe, toenail
drive obliquely
Type of:
thrust
push forcefully

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