ramp

A ramp is a slope or an incline, a surface that tilts from one level to another. Someone using a wheelchair might need a ramp to get from the doorway of a building down to its parking lot.

A skateboarder might use a ramp to gather speed, while a man pushing a stroller uses it to push his baby onto the sidewalk after crossing the street. Passengers also walk down ramps when they exit boats and trains. There's also the plant called a ramp, also known as wild onion or wild garlic. As a verb, to ramp means to provide with a ramp, but the more common "to ramp up" means "to increase."

Primary Meanings of ramp

1.
nv
an inclined surface connecting two levels
furnish with a ramp
2.
v
behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
3.
nv
North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers
creep up -- used especially of plants
Full Definitions of ramp
1

n an inclined surface connecting two levels

Synonyms:
incline
Types:
ski jump
a steep downward ramp from which skiers jump
Type of:
inclined plane
a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal

n a movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft

Type of:
staircase, stairway
a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps

v furnish with a ramp

“The ramped auditorium”
Type of:
furnish, provide, render, supply
give something useful or necessary to
2

v behave violently, as if in state of a great anger

Synonyms:
rage, storm
Type of:
act, behave, do
behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

v stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing

Type of:
stand, stand up
be standing; be upright

v be rampant

Type of:
model, pose, posture, sit
assume a posture as for artistic purposes
3

n North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers

Synonyms:
Allium tricoccum, wild leek
Type of:
alliaceous plant
bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor

v creep up -- used especially of plants

“The roses ramped over the wall”
Type of:
climb, climb up, go up, mount
go upward with gradual or continuous progress

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