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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rampant  \Ramp"ant\,  a.  [F.,  p.  pr  of  ramper  to  creep.  See 
  {Ramp},  v.] 
  1.  Ramping;  leaping;  springing;  rearing  upon  the  hind  legs; 
  hence  raging;  furious. 
  The  fierce  lion  in  his  kind  Which  goeth  rampant 
  after  his  prey.  --Gower. 
  [The]  lion  .  .  .  rampant  shakes  his  brinded  mane. 
  2.  Ascending;  climbing;  rank  in  growth;  exuberant. 
  The  rampant  stalk  is  of  unusual  altitude.  --I. 
  3.  (Her.)  Rising  with  fore  paws  in  the  air  as  if  attacking; 
  --  said  of  a  beast  of  prey,  especially  a  lion.  The  right 
  fore  leg  and  right  hind  leg  should  be  raised  higher  than 
  the  left 
  {Rampant  arch}. 
  a  An  arch  which  has  one  abutment  higher  than  the  other 
  b  Same  as  {Rampant  vault},  below. 
  {Rampant  gardant}  (Her.),  rampant,  but  with  the  face  turned 
  to  the  front. 
  {Rampant  regardant},  rampant,  but  looking  backward. 
  {Rampant  vault}  (Arch.),  a  continuous  wagon  vault,  or  cradle 
  vault,  whose  two  abutments  are  located  on  an  inclined 
  planed  plane,  such  as  the  vault  supporting  a  stairway,  or 
  forming  the  ceiling  of  a  stairway. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  unrestrained  and  violent;  "rampant  aggression" 
  2:  (heraldry)  rearing  on  left  hind  leg  with  forelegs  elevated 
  and  head  usually  in  profile;  "a  lion  rampant"  [syn:  {rampant(ip)}, 

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