follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

rampage

[n. ram-peyj; v. ram-peyj, ram-peyj] /n. ˈræm peɪdʒ; v. ræmˈpeɪdʒ, ˈræm peɪdʒ/
noun
1.
violent or excited behavior that is reckless, uncontrolled, or destructive.
2.
a state of violent anger or agitation:
The smallest mistake sends him into a rampage. The river has gone on a rampage and flooded the countryside.
verb (used without object), rampaged, rampaging.
3.
to rush, move, or act furiously or violently:
a bull elephant rampaging through the jungle.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; ramp1 + -age
Related forms
rampager, noun
Synonyms
3. storm, rage, tear.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for ram-page

rampage

verb (ræmˈpeɪdʒ)
1.
(intransitive) to rush about in an angry, violent, or agitated fashion
noun (ˈræmpeɪdʒ; ræmˈpeɪdʒ)
2.
angry or destructive behaviour
3.
on the rampage, behaving violently or destructively
Derived Forms
rampageous, adjective
rampageously, adverb
rampageousness, noun
rampager, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Scottish, of uncertain origin; perhaps based on ramp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for ram-page

rampage

v.

1715, in Scottish, probably from Middle English verb ramp "rave, rush wildly about" (c.1300), especially of beasts rearing on their hind legs, as if climbing, from Old French ramper (see ramp (n.1), also cf. rampant). Related: Rampaged; rampaging.

n.

1861, from rampage (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with ram-page

rampage

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for rampage

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for ram

5
6
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with ram-page