The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for RAM
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  main memory \main memory\ n. (Computers)
     The memory in a computer that holds programs and data for
     rapid access during execution of a program; it usually hold
     the largest quantity of rapid-access storage in a computer;
     RAM+({random+access+memory">-- also called RAM ({random access memory. It is
     contrasted to ROM, disk data storage, cache,
     registers and other forms of data storage.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ram \Ram\ (r[a^]m), n. [AS. ramm, ram; akin to OHG. & D. ram,
     Prov. G. ramm, and perh. to Icel. ramr strong.]
     1. The male of the sheep and allied animals. In some parts of
        England a ram is called a tup.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Astron.)
        (a) Aries, the sign of the zodiac which the sun enters
            about the 21st of March.
        (b) The constellation Aries, which does not now, as
            formerly, occupy the sign of the same name.
            [1913 Webster]
     3. An engine of war used for butting or battering.
        (a) In ancient warfare, a long beam suspended by slings in
            a framework, and used for battering the walls of
            cities; a battering-ram.
        (b) 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
            [1913 Webster]
     4. A hydraulic ram. See under Hydraulic.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. The weight which strikes the blow, in a pile driver, steam
        hammer, stamp mill, or the like.
        [1913 Webster]
     6. The plunger of a hydraulic press.
        [1913 Webster]
     Ram's horn.
        (a) (Fort.) A low semicircular work situated in and
            commanding a ditch. [Written also ramshorn.]
        (b) (Paleon.) An ammonite.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ram \Ram\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rammed (r[a^]md); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Ramming.]
     1. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
              [They] rammed me in with foul shirts, and smocks,
              socks, foul stockings, greasy napkins. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To fill or compact by pounding or driving.
        [1913 Webster]
              A ditch . . . was filled with some sound materials,
              and rammed to make the foundation solid.
        [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229