1. Involving, or engaging in, riot; wanton; unrestrained; luxurious.
The younger son . . . took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous
living.Luke xv. 13.
2. Partaking of the nature of an unlawful assembly or its acts; seditious.
Ri"ot*ous*ly, adv. Ri"ot*ous*ness, n.
(Ri"ot*ry) n. The act or practice of rioting; riot. "Electioneering riotry." Walpole.
(Rip) n. [Cf. Icel. hrip a box or basket; perhaps akin to E. corb. Cf. Ripier.] A wicker fish basket.
(Rip), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ripped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ripping.] [Cf. AS. rypan, also Sw. repa to
ripple flax, D. repelen, G. reffen, riffeln, and E. raff, raffle. Cf. Raff, Ripple of flax.]
1. 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.
2. To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing.
He 'll rip the fatal secret from her heart.Granville.
3. To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose;
usually with up.
They ripped up all that had been done from the beginning of the rebellion.Clarendon.
For brethern to debate and rip up their falling out in the ear of a common enemy . . . is neither wise
4. To saw (wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber.
Ripping chisel (Carp.), a crooked chisel for cleaning out mortises. Knight. Ripping iron. (Shipbuilding)
Same as Ravehook. Ripping saw. (Carp.) See Ripsaw. To rip out, to rap out, to
utter hastily and violently; as, to rip out an oath. [Colloq.] See To rap out, under Rap, v. t.
1. A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear; a place torn; laceration.
2. [Perh. a corruption of the first syllable of reprobate.] A term applied to a mean, worthless thing or
person, as to a scamp, a debauchee, or a prostitute, or a worn-out horse. [Slang.]
3. A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides or currents.
(Ri*pa"ri*an) a. [L. riparius, fr. ripa a bank. See River, and cf. Arrive.] Of or pertaining to
the bank of a river; as, riparian rights.
(Ri*pa"ri*ous) a. [L. riparius.] Growing along the banks of rivers; riparian.
(Ripe) n. [L. ripa.] The bank of a river. [Obs.]
(Ripe) a. [Compar. Riper (-er); superl. Ripest.] [AS. ripe; akin to OS. ripi, D. rijp, G. rief, OHG.
rift; cf. AS. rip harvest, ripan to reap. Cf. Reap.]