What does RIP mean?

Definitions for RIPrɪp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word RIP.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rake, rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, roue(noun)

    a dissolute man in fashionable society

  2. rip, rent, snag, split, tear(noun)

    an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

    "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"

  3. rip, riptide, tide rip, crosscurrent, countercurrent(noun)

    a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current

  4. rent, rip, split(verb)

    the act of rending or ripping or splitting something

    "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

  5. rend, rip, rive, pull(verb)

    tear or be torn violently

    "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"

  6. rip(verb)

    move precipitously or violently

    "The tornado ripped along the coast"

  7. rip(verb)

    cut (wood) along the grain

  8. rip(verb)

    criticize or abuse strongly and violently

    "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"


  1. rip(Noun)

    A tear (in paper, etc).

  2. rip(Noun)

    A type of tide or current.

    A strong outflow of surface water, away from the shore, that returns water from incoming waves

  3. rip(Noun)

    A comical, embarrassing, or hypocritical event or action.

  4. rip(Noun)

    A "hit" of marijuana.

  5. rip(Verb)

    To cause something, usually paper, to rapidly become two parts.

  6. rip(Verb)

    To tear apart; to rapidly become two parts.

  7. rip(Verb)

    To cut wood along (parallel to) the grain. Contrast crosscut.

  8. rip(Verb)

    To copy data from CD, DVD, Internet stream, etc. to a hard drive, portable device, etc.

  9. rip(Verb)

    To take a "hit" of marijuana.

  10. rip(Verb)

    To fart.

  11. rip(Verb)

    To mock or criticize.

  12. rip(Verb)

    To steal; to rip off.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rip(noun)

    a wicker fish basket

  2. Rip(verb)

    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

  3. Rip(verb)

    to get by, or as by, cutting or tearing

  4. Rip(verb)

    to tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; -- usually with up

  5. Rip(verb)

    to saw (wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber

  6. Rip(noun)

    a rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear; a place torn; laceration

  7. Rip(noun)

    a term applied to a mean, worthless thing or person, as to a scamp, a debauchee, or a prostitute, or a worn-out horse

  8. Rip(noun)

    a body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides or currents

  9. Origin: [Perh. a corruption of the first syllable of reprobate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rip

    rip, v.t. to divide by cutting or tearing: to cut open: to take out by cutting or tearing: to tear up for search or alteration: to explode, give vent to.—v.i. to break out violently.—v.t. to utter violently (with out):—pr.p. rip′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. ripped.—n. a tear: a rent: a place torn: (slang) a vicious person: a worthless horse: a ripple. [Scand., Norw. ripa, to scratch; Ice. rífa, to rive.]

  2. Rip

    rip, n. (Scot.) a handful of grain not thrashed.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. rip

    1. To extract the digital representation of a piece of music from an audio CD. Software that does this is often called a “CD ripper”. 2. [Amiga hackers] To extract sound or graphics from a program that they have been compiled/assembled into, or which generates them at run-time. In the case of older Amiga games this entails searching through memory shortly after a reboot. This sense has been in use for many years and probably gave rise to the (now more common) sense 1.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RIP' in Verbs Frequency: #975


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RIP in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RIP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Stephen Silva:

    He said he wanted to rip some kids from URI.

  2. Anthony Wilson:

    These are the kind of crimes that rip communities apart.

  3. Texas Sen. Cruz:

    I will rip to shreds this catastrophic Iranian nuclear deal.

  4. David Chiu:

    No one here wants to see the Trump administration rip apart our families and deport our neighbors.

  5. Chris Johnson:

    Everybody is wanting to rip the family apart, how can you leave your kid in a hot car like that? That’s not the case.

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