189 definitions by Jafje

1. Occurring unchecked: Happening in an unrestrained manner, usually so as to be regarded as a menace
rampant inflation.

2. Botany growing wildly: Growing strongly and to a very large size, or spreading uncontrollably.

3. Fierce: Exhibiting ferocious behavior or fierceness of spirit.

4. Heraldry on hind legs: Describes a heraldic beast depicted rearing up, in profile, and with its forelegs raised, the right one above the left.

5. Construction with unequal supports: Having a support or an abutment that is higher on one side than the other.
1. A rampant action.
2. A rampant plant.
3. A rampant person.
by Jafje April 10, 2007
Dutch dialect spoken in the Northern part of Belgium.

In Dutch and Flemish: Vlaams (= flemish).
In Dutch and Flemish: Nederlands (= Dutch).

The grammar and spelling of both languages is the same, the only difference is in the pronounciation.

Dutch/Flemish: "Ik spreek Vlaams."
English: "I speak Flemish."
by Jafje May 06, 2007

1. Dark and gloomy: Lacking light or brightness and producing a dull, dark, or melancholy atmosphere.

2. Dark in color: Having a color or tone that is dark, dull, or suitable for a serious mood or occasion.

3. Serious and melancholy: Marked by or conveying strict seriousness combined with sadness or a troubled state of mind.

NOTE: Somber is the Canadian and UK spelling of this word. The American version is 'sombre'. The word originated from the Dutch word 'somber', which means about the same.

A somber song, depressing and without variety.
by Jafje March 31, 2007

NOUN:

1. A movement away from danger or a confrontation, back along the original route.

2. A withdrawal from a position or point of view to one intended to lessen conflict.

3. A withdrawal of military forces following a defeat or preceding a change of position.

4. A signal, usually a bugle call or drumbeat, telling soldiers to perform a retreat.

5. A period of quiet rest and contemplation in a secluded place.

6. A quiet secluded place where people go for rest and privacy.

7. A place where people or animals go to avoid danger or capture.

8. A place for the long-term care and treatment of people who are incapable of caring for themselves.

9. Period of seclusion: A period away from normal activities, devoted to prayer and meditation, often spent in a religious community.

VERB:

1. To move back away from danger or a confrontation.

2. To withdraw from a position or point of view to one intended to lessen conflict.

3. To withdraw following a defeat or prior to a change of position.

4. To recede or fall back from a previous position
when the glaciers retreated.

5. To move a chesspiece back to an earlier position.

NOUN:

1. The bear had the hunters in full retreat.
2. Their retreat from a previously inflexible position.
3. The american army retreated.
4. The general ordered retreat.
5. An hour of retreat.
6. A safehouse or sanctuary.
7. Like I said: a sanctuary.
8. A retreat hospital.

VERB:

1. They retreated back into the house.
2. They fled to the river.
3. They retreated back from the enemy.
4. Run like hell.
5. Ctrl-Z

by Jafje April 10, 2007

1. Complainer: A habitually bad-tempered or complaining person.

2. Complaint: An instance of or cause for complaining.

3. Bad mood: A mood characterized by complaining or sulking.

Grouchy people are annoying.
by Jafje April 10, 2007
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