from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In mathematics, a wave whose length is less than that for which the velocity of propagation is a minimum.
- To clean or remove the seeds or capsules from, as from the stalks of flax.
- noun A large comb or hatchel for separating the seeds or capsules from flax; also, in the United States, a toothed instrument for removing the seeds from broomcorn.
- noun The light fretting or ruffling of the surface of water; a little curling wave; an undulation.
- noun A sound like that of water running over a stony bottom: as, a ripple of laughter.
- To assume or wear a ruffled surface, as water when agitated by a gentle wind or by running over a stony bottom; be covered with small waves or undulations.
- To make a sound as of water running over a rough bottom: as, laughter rippling pleasantly.
- To fret or agitate lightly, as the surface of water; form in small waves or undulations; curl.
- To mark with or as with ripples. See
- noun Same as
- noun A small coppice.
- noun A weakness in the back and loins, attended with shooting pains: a form of tabes dorsualis, the same as
Friedrich's ataxia(which see, under ataxia).
- To scratch or break slightly; graze.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun An implement, with teeth like those of a comb, for removing the seeds and seed vessels from flax, broom corn, etc.
- intransitive verb 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.
- intransitive verb To make a sound as of water running gently over a rough bottom, or the breaking of ripples on the shore.
- transitive verb To remove the seeds from (the stalks of flax, etc.), by means of a ripple.
- transitive verb Hence, to scratch or tear.
- transitive verb To fret or dimple, as the surface of running water; to cover with small waves or undulations.
- noun The fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves.
- noun A little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves.
- noun (Bot.) See
- noun a system of parallel ridges on sand, produced by wind, by the current of a steam, or by the agitation of wind waves; also (Geol.), a system of parallel ridges on the surface of a sandstone stratum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A moving
disturbanceor undulationin the surface of a liquid.
- noun A
soundsimilar to that of undulating water.
- noun A style of
ice creamin which flavorshave been coarsely blendedtogether.
- noun electronics A small
oscillationof an otherwise steady signal.
- verb To move like the undulating surface of a body of water; to
- verb To
propagatelike a moving wave.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
- noun (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value
- verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
- noun a small wave on the surface of a liquid
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Middle English rypelen, frequentative of rippen 'to rip'. More at rip.
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