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Meaning of "ramp" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RAMP

(N): from C13 rampe, from Old French ramper to crawl or rear, probably of Germanic origin; compare Middle Low German ramp cramp.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RAMP

ramp  [ræmp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RAMP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ramp is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb ramp in English.

WHAT DOES RAMP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of ramp in the English dictionary

The first definition of ramp in the dictionary is a sloping floor, path, etc, that joins two surfaces at different levels. Other definition of ramp is a movable stairway by which passengers enter and leave an aircraft. Ramp is also the act of ramping.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO RAMP

PRESENT

Present
I ramp
you ramp
he/she/it ramps
we ramp
you ramp
they ramp
Present continuous
I am ramping
you are ramping
he/she/it is ramping
we are ramping
you are ramping
they are ramping
Present perfect
I have ramped
you have ramped
he/she/it has ramped
we have ramped
you have ramped
they have ramped
Present perfect continuous
I have been ramping
you have been ramping
he/she/it has been ramping
we have been ramping
you have been ramping
they have been ramping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I ramped
you ramped
he/she/it ramped
we ramped
you ramped
they ramped
Past continuous
I was ramping
you were ramping
he/she/it was ramping
we were ramping
you were ramping
they were ramping
Past perfect
I had ramped
you had ramped
he/she/it had ramped
we had ramped
you had ramped
they had ramped
Past perfect continuous
I had been ramping
you had been ramping
he/she/it had been ramping
we had been ramping
you had been ramping
they had been ramping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will ramp
you will ramp
he/she/it will ramp
we will ramp
you will ramp
they will ramp
Future continuous
I will be ramping
you will be ramping
he/she/it will be ramping
we will be ramping
you will be ramping
they will be ramping
Future perfect
I will have ramped
you will have ramped
he/she/it will have ramped
we will have ramped
you will have ramped
they will have ramped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been ramping
you will have been ramping
he/she/it will have been ramping
we will have been ramping
you will have been ramping
they will have been ramping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would ramp
you would ramp
he/she/it would ramp
we would ramp
you would ramp
they would ramp
Conditional continuous
I would be ramping
you would be ramping
he/she/it would be ramping
we would be ramping
you would be ramping
they would be ramping
Conditional perfect
I would have ramp
you would have ramp
he/she/it would have ramp
we would have ramp
you would have ramp
they would have ramp
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been ramping
you would have been ramping
he/she/it would have been ramping
we would have been ramping
you would have been ramping
they would have been ramping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you ramp
we let´s ramp
you ramp
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to ramp
Past participle
ramped
Present Participle
ramping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RAMP


amp
æmp
camp
kæmp
champ
tʃæmp
clamp
klæmp
cramp
kræmp
damp
dæmp
headlamp
ˈhɛdlæmp
lamp
læmp
minicamp
ˈmɪnɪˌkæmp
preamp
priːˈæmp
revamp
riːˈvæmp
rubber-stamp
ˈrʌbə stæmp
samp
sæmp
stamp
stæmp
tramp
træmp
vamp
væmp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RAMP

ramously
ramp down
ramp up
rampacious
rampage
rampageous
rampageously
rampageousness
rampager
rampallian
rampancy
rampant
rampantly
rampart
ramper
Ramphal
Ramphele
rampike
rampion
rampsman

WORDS THAT END LIKE RAMP

aides-de-camp
arc lamp
base camp
boot camp
concentration camp
Duchamp
exit ramp
floor lamp
fog lamp
food stamp
postage stamp
POW camp
refugee camp
rising damp
rubber stamp
summer camp
swamp
table lamp
time-stamp
training camp

Synonyms and antonyms of ramp in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RAMP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ramp» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ramp

Translation of «ramp» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RAMP

Find out the translation of ramp to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ramp from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ramp» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

斜坡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rampa
570 millions of speakers

English

ramp
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रैंप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طَرِيقٌ مُنْحَدِر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

наклонная плоскость
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rampa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডাকাতি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rampe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jalan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rampe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

傾斜面
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사면
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ramp
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đoạn đường dốc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வலிமையாக்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उतरण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

rampa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rampa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rampa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

схил
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rampă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ράμπα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oprit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ramp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rampe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ramp

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RAMP»

The term «ramp» is very widely used and occupies the 14.108 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RAMP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ramp» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ramp» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ramp

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «RAMP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ramp.
1
Eric Bana
When I was a kid, I would do stupid things on my bike. I'd jump any ramp, I'd jump over people, I'd jump over things - always crashing, never hurting myself badly but always wanting to take physical risks.
2
Linwood Barclay
Switching over to a hybrid car is one of those right things, but, unfairly or not, it still has a reputation among car enthusiasts as something you have to pedal really fast when you're on the ramp merging into traffic on the 401.
3
Margaret Chan
The international community should treat this as a window of opportunity to ramp up preparedness and response.
4
Mark Harmon
How many times have you been on the freeway and had someone fly by you at 100 mph then end up two cars ahead of you at the off ramp? What's the point?
5
Tony Hawk
In ramp skating, there's this guy Alex Perelson who's really coming into his own and doing some amazing new stuff we haven't seen before. Just different types of spin.
6
Nafisa Joseph
I love being photographed, I love the ramp.
7
Mitch Lasky
Snapchat's ramp reminded us of another mobile app Benchmark had the good fortune to back at an early stage: Instagram.
8
Alex D. Linz
A lot of the biking sequences in the beginning, like going down the steps and over the ramp, I of course didn't do any of that stuff. I wish I could have but I didn't.
9
Gale Norton
We also know that China and India, as their economies ramp up, are using more and more energy.
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Major Owens
People didn't always see a person with a disability who had to use a ramp or elevator as people who have been given unnecessary privileges. But I run into that often now. People are saying, 'Why do we have to go to great expense for these people?'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RAMP»

Discover the use of ramp in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ramp and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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RAMP - Risk Analysis and Management for Projects: A ...
This handbook shows how RAMP can enable one to identity, analyse and respond to risks, and place financial values on them.
Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain), 2005
2
Ramp Up
With well-researched details on volume, revenues, growth, and manufacturing strength, this book takes a close look at one of India’s fastest growing and most glamorous industries—fashion.
Hindol Sengupta, 2009
3
Off Ramp: Adventures and Heartache in the American Elsewhere
"---"The Denver Post" "His curiosity, taste for the offbeat, humility, and mellifluous phrasing combine to make this book...a reminder that reading a newspaper can sometimes be a joy and not some tedious civic chore.
Hank Stuever, 2005
4
Skateboarding: Ramp Tricks
Instructional guide to learning skateboarding tricks on ramps. Explores thirty-five tricks in sequential photographs with captions. Also discusses the history of ramp skateboarding and includes biographies of influential riders.
Evan Goodfellow, 2006
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Feedback Ramp Metering in Intelligent Transportation Systems
With a large number of examples illustrations, and original problems, this book is excellent as a text-book or reference book for a senior or graduate level course on the subject, as well as a reference for researchers in related fields.
Pushkin Kachroo, Kaan Özbay, 2003
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Ramp Safety Practices
At head of title: Airport Cooperative Research Program.
Joanne Landry, Shane Ingolia, 2011
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Ramp Rats: A Graphic Guide Adventure
Fresh from his adventures in Wild Ride, Marcus is back and helping his cousin, Bounce, learn to skate.
Liam O'Donnell, 2008
8
Guidelines for Ramp and Interchange Spacing
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 687: Guidelines for Ramp and Interchange Spacing explores guidelines for ramp and interchange spacing based on design, operations, safety, and signing considerations.
‎2011
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Ramp Metering: A Review of the Literature
Specific topics included in the review were: impacts of ramp metering, including its advantages/benefits and disadvantages/disbenefits, warrants, criteria, and guidelines for ramp metering, metering rates.
E. D. Arnold, 1998
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Wave-induced Motion of Ramp-interconnected Craft
The behavior of a system consisting of two ships connected by a ramp subject to external forcing from ocean waves is a relevant issue when considering the possible transportation of cargo.
Stephen Holt Oonk, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RAMP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ramp is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Parking ramp collapses in Johnson City (with photos)
Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An entire level of a parking ramp in Johnson City collapsed onto the first floor of the garage Thursdsay afternoon. «WBNG-TV, Jul 15»
2
Woman found fatally stabbed in downtown Minneapolis ramp
Officers apprehended a woman soon afterward near the ramp but later determined she was “not the person we are looking for,” said police spokesman Scott ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jun 15»
3
Body Found On Exit Ramp Near I-65 Rest Stop
Police confirmed this as a homicide investigation, after they found 45-year-old Aaron Michael Jerrell, from Tuscumbia, Alabama, dead on the ramp leaving the ... «LEX18 Lexington KY News, Jun 15»
4
Lawsuit: Woman denied wheelchair ramp by airline, forced to crawl …
Purcell said there was a ramp near the gate, but airline workers refused to set it up for her and she ended up having to crawl from the gate to her seat. «UPI.com, Jun 15»
5
I-75 ramp reopens a week after fiery tanker crash
The northbound I-75 ramp closed following a tanker crash and fire last Sunday has reopened. Diane Cross, a spokeswoman with the Michigan Department of ... «Detroit Free Press, May 15»
6
Busy Downtown I-65 ramp closed for repairs
When the bridges connecting I-65 to I-70 southeast of Downtown were built, Richard Lugar was mayor, Gordon Johncock was the Indianapolis 500 winner and ... «Indianapolis Star, May 15»
7
Protesters block highway ramp into Baltimore
MdTA police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Green said police stopped traffic to avoid injuries after about six vehicles stopped on the ramp and people got out. «WBAL Baltimore, May 15»
8
I-75 ramp repair will force northbound I-375 to close
Fears that flying debris could damage vehicles are prompting the overnight closure of northbound I-375 in Detroit this evening as crews work to repair a ramp ... «Detroit Free Press, May 15»
9
NDOT: Ramps are 'sound and safe' for travel after quake
After an earthquake prompted the closure of several flyover ramps in Las Vegas' ... This allowed crews to inspect a gap that appeared in the 95 ramp to I-15 ... «KVVU Las Vegas, May 15»
10
Man twice drove at police in MSP ramp; suspect shot and officer hurt
Police officers shot a man as he drove a car at them in a Twin Cities airport parking ramp in a frantic close-quarters game of cat-and-mouse that left the suspect ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Apr 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Ramp [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ramp>. Jan 2021 ».
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