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. Specifically: (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 beak. [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}.] --Farrow. (b) (Paleon.) An ammonite. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Tup — or TUP may mean: *Tup or ram, an uncastrated male sheep *Tupping, copulation in sheep, or the sheep mating season *Tup, short for tuppence, two pence *Tup, nickname for recording artist Tupac Shakur *Technological University of the Philippines… …   Wikipedia

  • ţup — interj. v. ţop. Trimis de laura tache, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  ţup/ţup ţúp interj. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • Tup — Tup, v. t. & i. [Probably akin to top summit, head.] 1. To butt, as a ram does. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. To cover; said of a ram. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tup — Tup, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A ram. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • TUP — may refer to:*Tupelo Regional Airport in Tupelo, Mississippi *Technological University of the Philippines *Telephone User Part (TUP) *The Urantia Papers …   Wikipedia

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  • tup — [tup] n. [ME tupe] Chiefly Brit. 1. a male sheep; ram 2. the striking part of a pile driver or power hammer vt. tupped, tupping Chiefly Brit. to copulate with (a ewe): said of a ram …   English World dictionary

  • tup — /tup/, n., v., tupped, tupping. n. 1. Chiefly Brit. a male sheep; ram. 2. the head of a falling hammerlike mechanism, as of a steam hammer or pile driver. v.t. 3. Chiefly Brit. (of a ram) to copulate with (a ewe). v.i. 4. Chiefly Brit. (of a ewe) …   Universalium

  • tup — tup. (Del maya t up, dedo meñique, hijo menor). com. Méx. Hijo menor …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • tup — male sheep, c.1300, Scottish and Northern English; of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

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