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riparian of, relating to, near, or living on the bank of a natural body or flow of water.
riparian right the right of a person who owns riparian land to use and have access to the shore and water, as for fishing or irrigation.
rip cord a cord that, when pulled, opens a parachute for descent. [2 definitions]
ripe fully grown or matured and ready for harvest or eating, as grain, fruit, or cheese. [5 definitions]
ripen to become or cause to become ripe, mature, or fully prepared.
rip into (informal) to attack vigorously.
ripoff (slang) a theft, exploitation, misrepresentation, or the like. [3 definitions]
rip off (slang) to rob or steal. [2 definitions]
riposte a quick return thrust in fencing, made after parrying a lunge by one's opponent. [4 definitions]
ripple of water, to move or flow in small waves or undulations. [5 definitions]
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.