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ripple effect influences or consequences that spread from an earlier act or event.
ripple mark a wavy ridge or line, as on sand or mud, caused by the motion of wind or waves or both. [2 definitions]
riprap broken stones loosely assembled to form a foundation, as under water or on soft ground, or the foundation constructed of these stones. [3 definitions]
rip-roaring (informal) boisterously wild and noisy; lively and exciting; riotous.
ripsaw a saw with large teeth, used to cut wood along the grain.
ripsnorter (informal) something that is outstanding in excitement, strength, violence, or the like.
ripstop nylon a nylon fabric in which extra threads have been woven into the pattern to strengthen the fabric and reduce the likelihood of or damage from runs or tears in it.
riptide a current coming against or opposing another current, esp. in tidal waters, and causing extreme turbulence.
Rip Van Winkle in a nineteenth-century short story by Washington Irving, the title character, who sleeps for twenty years and awakens to find a greatly changed world. [2 definitions]
rise to move, extend, or project upward. [24 definitions]
rise above to ignore or feign indifference to.
risen past participle of rise.
riser one who rises, esp. after sleep. [2 definitions]
rise to the occasion to deal successfully with a difficult situation.
risibility (often pl.) the ability or tendency to laugh or to see the humorous absurdity in something.
risible able or inclined to laugh. [2 definitions]
rising ascending, increasing, or advancing. [5 definitions]
risk the possibility of suffering injury or loss; dangerous chance. [6 definitions]
riskless combined form of risk.
risky full of or involving risk; potentially dangerous; hazardous.
Risorgimento the movement to liberate and unify Italy, or the period from 1750 to 1870, in which this movement occurred.