Definition of Ripple

1. Noun. A small wave on the surface of a liquid.

Exact synonyms: Riffle, Rippling, Wavelet
Generic synonyms: Moving Ridge, Wave
Derivative terms: Riffle, Wave



2. Verb. Stir up (water) so as to form ripples.
Exact synonyms: Cockle, Riffle, Ruffle, Undulate
Entails: Fold, Fold Up, Turn Up
Generic synonyms: Flow, Flux
Derivative terms: Riffle, Rippling

3. Noun. (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value.
Category relationships: Electronics
Generic synonyms: Oscillation, Vibration

4. Verb. Flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise. "Babbling brooks"
Exact synonyms: Babble, Bubble, Burble, Guggle, Gurgle
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Related verbs: Gurgle
Derivative terms: Bubble, Bubbler, Gurgle

Definition of Ripple

1. n. An implement, with teeth like those of a comb, for removing the seeds and seed vessels from flax, broom corn, etc.

2. v. t. To remove the seeds from (the stalks of flax, etc.), by means of a ripple.

3. v. i. 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.

4. v. t. To fret or dimple, as the surface of running water; to cover with small waves or undulations; as, the breeze rippled the lake.

5. n. The fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves.

Definition of Ripple

1. Noun. A moving disturbance or undulation in the surface of a liquid. ¹

2. Noun. A sound similar to that of undulating water. ¹

3. Noun. A style of ice cream in which flavors have been coarsely blended together. ¹

4. Noun. (electronics) A small oscillation of an otherwise steady signal. ¹

5. Verb. To move like the undulating surface of a body of water; to undulate. ¹

6. Verb. To propagate like a moving wave. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ripple

1. to form ripples (small waves) [v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES]

Medical Definition of Ripple

1. An implement, with teeth like those of a comb, for removing the seeds and seed vessels from flax, broom corn, etc. Origin: FRom Rip. 1. To remove the seeds from (the stalks of flax, etc), by means of a ripple. 2. Hence, to scratch or tear. 1. The fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves. 2. A little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves; as, a ripple of laughter. Ripple grass. A system of parallel ridges on the surface of a sandstone stratum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ripple

riposted
ripostes
riposting
riposts
ripp
rippable
ripped
ripper
rippers
rippier
rippiers
ripping
ripping bar
ripping chisel
rippingly
ripple (current term)
ripple effect
ripple mark
ripple voltage
rippled
rippler
ripplers
ripples
ripplet
ripplets
ripplier
rippliest
rippling
ripplingly

Literary usage of Ripple

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"Since each one of these ripple marks is a miniature dune, we may speak of the ... ripple-mark in section. Below ab and above ef the migration of the ripple ..."

2. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1895)
"A ripple SONG ONCE a ripple came to land In the golden sunset burning — Lapped against a ... ripple-ripple round her waist, Clear the current eddied. ..."

3. Report (1913)
"In examining these areas recently, the writer found the well developed ripple marks shown in the accompanying photographs. Being very well preserved, ..."

4. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1904)
"In the case of ' ripple-mark,' Sir Archibald Geikie summarily disposes of the difficulty by rejecting all such expressions as ' current- mark ' and ..."

5. Science Abstracts by Institution of Electrical Engineers (1900)
"GENERAL PHYSICS. projectile moving in air causes an abrupt disturbance, which accompanies the projectile as a ripple ABC D. The normal velocity of the parts ..."

6. Geology by Alexander Henry Green (1882)
"ripple-drift.—Let us next consider what will happen on a sea- bottom on ... 86a. of the current, and each ripple having a long gentle slope on the side from ..."

7. The American Geologist by Newton Horace Winchell (1894)
"Now there are certain points in this explanation which do not quite accord with the results of experimental work on ripple-marks, nor with the facts ..."

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