What does rife mean?

Definitions for riferaɪf

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

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

  3. Origin: [AS. rf abundant, or Icel. rfr munificent; akin to OD. riff, rijve, abundant.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rife

    rīf, adj. prevailing: abundant: plentiful: well supplied: current: manifest.—adv. Rife′ly.—n. Rife′ness. [A.S. rífe; Dut. rijf, Ice. rífr.]

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  1. RIFE

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Anagrams for rife »

  1. fire, refi

  2. Fire


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rife in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rife in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Ford:

    This is a situation which is rife with the risk of unintended consequences.

  2. Bruce Robertson:

    It’s rife. Honey is overpriced, mate, it’s ludicrous. There’s easy money being made if you buy and sell hives.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Every man has an option i.e life or wife. But if he wants both of his own, then his living has to have rife of strife.

  4. Mike Gold:

    I would caution anyone from popping the champagne quite yet, this matter is rife with the opportunity for misperception and misunderstanding.

  5. Jason Chaffetz:

    EPA is rife with incompetence and Region 5 [which Hedman was in charge of] is no exception, one resignation will not change the top to bottom scrubbing EPA needs, but it is a step in the right direction.

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