Buck vs. Ram

Buck vs. Ram — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Buck and Ram

Bucknoun

A male deer, antelope, sheep, goat, rabbit, hare, and sometimes the male of other animals such as the ferret and shad.

Ramnoun

A male sheep.

Bucknoun

(US) An uncastrated sheep, a ram.

Ramnoun

A battering ram; a heavy object used for breaking through doors.

Bucknoun

A young buck; an adventurous, impetuous, dashing, or high-spirited young man.

Ramnoun

A warship intended to sink other ships by ramming them.

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Bucknoun

A fop or dandy.

Ramnoun

A piston powered by hydraulic pressure.

Bucknoun

A black or Native American man.

Ramnoun

A weight which strikes a blow, in a ramming device such as a pile driver, a steam hammer, a stamp mill.

Bucknoun

A dollar (one hundred cents).

Can I borrow five bucks?

Ramverb

(transitive) To intentionally collide with (a ship) with the intention of damaging or sinking it.

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Bucknoun

A rand (currency unit).

Ramverb

(transitive) To strike (something) hard, especially with an implement.

After placing the cartridge in the musket, ram it down securely with the ramrod.[http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/12/29/snatch-thieves-rammed-by-victim-accidentally/ Snatch thieves rammed by victim accidentally]

Bucknoun

Money

Corporations will do anything to make a buck.

Ramverb

(transitive) To fill or compact by pounding or driving.

Rammed earth walls

Bucknoun

One hundred.

The police caught me driving a buck forty on the freeway.That skinny guy? C'mon, he can't weigh more than a buck and a quarter.

Ramverb

(slang) To penetrate sexually.

Bucknoun

(dated) An object of various types, placed on a table to indicate turn or status; such as a brass object, placed in rotation on a US Navy wardroom dining table to indicate which officer is to be served first, or an item passed around a poker table indicating the dealer or placed in the pot to remind the winner of some privilege or obligation when his or her turn to deal next comes.

Ramnoun

the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible

Bucknoun

Blame; responsibility; scapegoating; finger-pointing.

pass the buck; the buck stops here

Ramnoun

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries

Bucknoun

The body of a post mill, particularly in East Anglia. See Wikipedia:Windmill machinery.

Ramnoun

the first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21 to April 19

Bucknoun

(finance) One million dollars.

Ramnoun

a tool for driving or forcing something by impact

Bucknoun

(informal) A euro.

Ramnoun

uncastrated adult male sheep;

a British term is `tup'

Bucknoun

A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.

Ramverb

strike or drive against with a heavy impact;

ram the gate with a sledgehammerpound on the door

Bucknoun

A wood or metal frame used by automotive customizers and restorers to assist in the shaping of sheet metal bodywork. See [http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/additional-how-to/1009sr-making-a-wood-buck/ Street Rodder "Making a Wood Buck"].

Ramverb

force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically;

She rammed her mind into focusHe drives me mad

Bucknoun

synonym of buck dance

Ramverb

undergo damage or destruction on impact;

the plane crashed into the oceanThe car crashed into the lamp post

Bucknoun

synonym of muletype of cocktail with ginger ale etc.

Ramverb

crowd or pack to capacity;

the theater was jampacked

Bucknoun

(Scotland) The beech tree.

Bucknoun

Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.

Bucknoun

The cloth or clothes soaked or washed.

Buckverb

(intransitive) To copulate, as bucks and does.

Buckverb

(intransitive) To bend; buckle.

Buckverb

To leap upward arching its back, coming down with head low and forelegs stiff, forcefully kicking its hind legs upward, often in an attempt to dislodge or throw a rider or pack.

Buckverb

To throw (a rider or pack) by bucking.

Buckverb

To subject to a mode of punishment which consists of tying the wrists together, passing the arms over the bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the angle formed by the knees.

Buckverb

To resist obstinately; oppose or object strongly.

The vice president bucked at the board's latest solution.

Buckverb

To move or operate in a sharp, jerking, or uneven manner.

The motor bucked and sputtered before dying completely.

Buckverb

To overcome or shed (e.g., an impediment or expectation), in pursuit of a goal; to force a way through despite (an obstacle); to resist or proceed against.

The plane bucked a strong headwind.Our managers have to learn to buck the trend and do the right thing for their employees.John is really bucking the odds on that risky business venture. He's doing quite well.

Buckverb

(riveting) To press a reinforcing device (bucking bar) against (the force of a rivet) in order to absorb vibration and increase expansion. See Wikipedia: Rivet:Installation.

Buckverb

(forestry) To saw a felled tree into shorter lengths, as for firewood.

Buckverb

(electronics) To output a voltage that is lower than the input voltage. See Wikipedia: Buck converter

Buckverb

To soak, steep or boil in lye or suds, as part of the bleaching process.

Buckverb

To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.

Buckverb

(mining) To break up or pulverize, as ores.

Bucknoun

a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting

Bucknoun

a piece of paper money worth one dollar

Bucknoun

United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973)

Bucknoun

a framework for holding wood that is being sawed

Bucknoun

mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)

Buckverb

to strive with determination;

John is bucking for a promotion

Buckverb

resist;

buck the trend

Buckverb

move quickly and violently;

The car tore down the streetHe came charging into my office

Buckverb

jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched;

the yung filly bucked

Buckadjective

of the lowest rank in a category;

a buck private