Definitions for ripple
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ripple, rippling, riffle, waveletnoun
a small wave on the surface of a liquid
(electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value
ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulateverb
stir up (water) so as to form ripples
ripple, babble, guggle, burble, bubble, gurgleverb
flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
A moving disturbance or undulation in the surface of a liquid.
I dropped a small stone into the pond and watched the ripples.
A sound similar to that of undulating water.
A style of ice cream in which flavors have been coarsely blended together.
I enjoy fudge ripple ice cream, but I especially like to dig through the carton to get at the ripple part and eat only that.
A small oscillation of an otherwise steady signal.
To move like the undulating surface of a body of water; to undulate.
To propagate like a moving wave.
Etymology: rypelen, frequentative of rippen 'to rip'. More at rip.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To fret on the surface, as water swifty running.
A ripple is a small wave or series of waves on the surface of water, caused by a slight disturbance or tremor. It can also refer to a feeling or effect that spreads through someone or something. In digital technology, it refers to an oscillation of amplitude in a waveform.
an implement, with teeth like those of a comb, for removing the seeds and seed vessels from flax, broom corn, etc
to remove the seeds from (the stalks of flax, etc.), by means of a ripple
hence, to scratch or tear
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
to make a sound as of water running gently over a rough bottom, or the breaking of ripples on the shore
to fret or dimple, as the surface of running water; to cover with small waves or undulations; as, the breeze rippled the lake
the fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves
a little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves; as, a ripple of laughter
a small wave on the surface of water or other liquids for which the driving force is not gravity, but surface tension
the residual AC component in the DC current output from a rectifier, expressed as a percentage of the steady component of the current
Etymology: [From Rip, v.]
Ripple is a village in Kent, England. It is also known as Ripple Vale. John French, 1st Earl of Ypres, the commander of the first British Expeditionary Force was born there in 1852, and is buried at the village church. His sister Charlotte Despard, the suffragist, novelist and Sinn Féin activist was also born in Ripple in 1844. The Ripple Primary School has approximately 40 students attending. The village has one local pub, The Plough, a traditional English Ale-House. There is a windmill, which is being restored.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rip′l, n. the light fretting of the surface of water: a little curling wave.—v.t. to cause a ripple in.—v.i. to curl on the surface, as running water.—ns. Ripp′le-barr′el, a drum used in theatres; Ripp′le-grass, the rib-grass; Ripp′le-mark, a mark produced on sand at the bottom by the gentle flow of water: (geol.) the mark left on a sea-beach by receding waves, and left impressed on the surface of rocks.—adj. Ripp′le-marked.—ns. Ripp′let, a small ripple: rippling: an eddy; Ripp′ling, an eddy caused by conflicting currents or tides—also adj.—adv. Ripp′lingly.—adj. Ripp′ly, rippling. [Variant of earlier rimple, A.S. hrimpan, to wrinkle, pa.p. hrumpen.]
rip′l, v.t. to pluck the seeds from stalks of flax by drawing them through an iron comb.—n. the comb for rippling.—n. Ripp′ler, an apparatus for rippling flax. [Low Ger. repel, reppel, a ripple, hoe, Ger. riffel.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The small waves raised on the surface of the water by the passage of a slight breeze, or current, caused by foul bottom.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ripple is ranked #11469 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Ripple surname appeared 2,745 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Ripple.
94.7% or 2,600 total occurrences were White.
2.7% or 75 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.2% or 33 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.6% or 19 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of ripple in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of ripple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
The SEC relies on the accuracy of the books and records of financial institutions and blue sheet data, oZ Management's inaccurate data had a substantial ripple effect that the SEC staff discovered through diligent investigative work.
Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
There's a ripple effect for that event that touches many lives, and certainly that community was impacted as well.
I think people are looking at the potential ripple effects from the slide in oil. You're seeing some of these ripple effects today.
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Translations for ripple
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- ona, onejarCatalan, Valencian
- Kräuseln, kleine Welle, WelligkeitGerman
- ondular, ondulaciónSpanish
- karehtia, liplatus, väreillä, väreily, kare, väre, värinäFinnish
- ondulation résiduelle, ondulation, ondulerFrench
- wīwī, māhitihitiMāori
- rimpeling, kabbelenDutch
- yilkʼoołNavajo, Navaho
- ondulação, ondularPortuguese
- зыбь, колебание, журча́ние, рябь, пульсацияRussian
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