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Definition of ramp noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a slope that joins two parts of a road, path, building, etc. when one is higher than the other Ramps should be provided for wheelchair users.
  2. 2a road used for driving onto or off a major road such as a highway a freeway exit ramp see also off-ramp, on-ramp
  3. 3a slope or set of steps that can be moved, used for loading a vehicle or getting on or off a plane a loading ramp
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ramp