Definitions for riferaɪf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. of common or frequent occurrence; prevalent; widespread:

    Crime is rife in the city.

  2. abundant, plentiful, or numerous.

  3. abounding (usu. fol. by with).

Origin of rife:

bef. 1150; OE rīfe


Princeton's WordNet

  1. prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant, rife(adj)

    most frequent or common

    "prevailing winds"

  2. overabundant, plethoric, rife(adj)

    excessively abundant


  1. rife(Adverb)

    Plentifully, abundantly.

    The snowdrops grow rife on the slopes of Mount Pembroke.

  2. rife(Adjective)

    Abounding; present in large numbers, plentiful.

    The red deer are rife in these woodlands.

  3. rife(Adjective)

    Widespread, common (especially of unpleasant or harmful things).

    The red deer are rife in these woodlands.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rife(adj)

    prevailing; prevalent; abounding

  2. Rife(adj)

    having power; active; nimble


  1. RIFE

    RIFE is a content management framework designed for rapid web application development in Java, without using J2EE. RIFE's design blends together in a consistent component object model two approaches, request-based and component-based. Through a centralized site structure, an application can be split up into reusable binary modules that can be integrated into other projects.

Anagrams of rife

  1. fire, refi

  2. Fire

Translations for rife

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(especially of bad or dangerous things) very widespread

After the failure of the harvest, disease and starvation were rife.

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