Ramp vs Walkway - What's the difference?

ramp | walkway |


As nouns the difference between ramp and walkway

is that ramp is an inclined surface that connects two levels; an incline or ramp can be an american plant, , related to the onion; a wild leek while walkway is a clearly defined path for pedestrians.

As a verb ramp

is to behave violently; to rage.

ramp

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) rampe, back-formation of (etyl) ramper, from (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • An inclined surface that connects two levels; an incline.
  • A road that connects a freeway to a surface street or another freeway.
  • (aviation) A mobile staircase that is attached to the doors of an aircraft at an airport
  • (aviation) A place where an aircraft parks, next to a terminal, for loading and unloading (see also apron)
  • (skating) A construction used to do skating tricks, usually in the form of part of a pipe.
  • A speed bump
  • Derived terms

    * boat ramp

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To behave violently; to rage.
  • To spring; to leap; to bound, rear, or prance; to move swiftly or violently.
  • * Spenser
  • Their bridles they would champ, / And trampling the fine element would fiercely ramp .
  • To climb, like a plant; to creep up.
  • * Ray
  • With claspers and tendrils, they [plants] catch hold, and so ramping upon trees, they mount up to a great height.
  • To stand in a rampant position. (rfex)
  • To change value, often at a steady rate
  • * 2007 , Sean Meyn, Control Techniques for Complex Networks (page 285)
  • If Q(t)'' < ''qp'' then primary generation ramps up at maximal rate, subject to the constraint that ''Q(t) does not exceed this threshold.
  • * 2011 , Sheng Liu, Yong Liu, Modeling and Simulation for Microelectronic Packaging Assembly
  • The forces are ramped down gradually to ensure that element removal has a smooth effect on the model.

    Derived terms

    * ramp up

    Etymology 2

    See ramson.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An American plant, , related to the onion; a wild leek.
  • *
  • (Appalachia) A promiscuous man or woman; a general insult for a worthless person.
  • Synonyms
    * (Allium triococcum) ramps, rams, ramson, ramsons, wild leek

    See also

    * buckram

    Anagrams

    * ----

    walkway

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A clearly defined path for pedestrians.