• Rip Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To divide or separate the parts of, by cutting or tearing; to tear or cut open or off; to tear off or out by violence; as, to rip a garment by cutting the stitches; to rip off the skin of a beast; to rip up a floor; -- commonly used with up, open, off.
- (n.) A wicker fish basket.
- (v. t.) To saw (wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber.
- (n.) A term applied to a mean, worthless thing or person, as to a scamp, a debauchee, or a prostitute, or a worn-out horse.
- (v. t.) To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; -- usually with up.
- (n.) A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear; a place torn; laceration.
- (v. t.) To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing.
- (n.) A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides or currents.
• Ripieno Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Filling up; supplementary; supernumerary; -- a term applied to those instruments which only swell the mass or tutti of an orchestra, but are not obbligato.
• Ripple Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) a small wave on the surface of water or other liquids for which the driving force is not gravity, but surface tension.
- (v. t.) To remove the seeds from (the stalks of flax, etc.), by means of a ripple.
- (v.) An implement, with teeth like those of a comb, for removing the seeds and seed vessels from flax, broom corn, etc.
- (v. i.) To become fretted or dimpled on the surface, as water when agitated or running over a rough bottom; to be covered with small waves or undulations, as a field of grain.
- (v. i.) To make a sound as of water running gently over a rough bottom, or the breaking of ripples on the shore.
- (v. t.) To fret or dimple, as the surface of running water; to cover with small waves or undulations; as, the breeze rippled the lake.
- (v. t.) Hence, to scratch or tear.
- (n.) A little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves; as, a ripple of laughter.
- (n.) the residual AC component in the DC current output from a rectifier, expressed as a percentage of the steady component of the current.
- (n.) The fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves.