AskDefine | Define rampant

Dictionary Definition

rampant adj
1 unrestrained and violent; "rampant aggression"
2 rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile; "a lion rampant" [syn: rampant(ip), rearing]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. unrestrained or unchecked.
    Weeds are rampant in my garden.
  2. rife, or occurring widely, frequently or menacingly.
    There was rampant corruption in the city.
  3. : rearing on its hind legs.
  4. of an arch, with one side higher than the other.

Derived terms


rife and menacing
  • Greek: αχαλίνωτος



Extensive Definition

For the album by scottish rock band Nazareth see: Rampant

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