A woman rips a peice of paper.
- The definition of a rip is the act of tearing or cutting or something that is shred or torn.
- An example of rip is the process of shredding a piece of paper by hand.
- An example of a rip is a hole in the seams of a pair of jeans.
- To rip is defined as to cut or tear away, to move quickly, or to slash violently.
- An example of to rip is to shred a piece of paper by hand.
- An example of to rip is to quickly race through an obstacle course.
- An example of to rip is to cut someones arm repeatedly with a knife.
transitive verbripped, rip′ping
- to cut or tear apart roughly or vigorously
- to remove by or as by so cutting or tearing: with off, out, away, etc.
- to make (a hole) in this way
- to slash with a sharp instrument
- to cut, tear, etc. (stitches) so as to open (a seam, hem, etc.)
- to saw (wood) along the grain
Origin of ripLate Middle English rippen, probably from or akin to MFl, to tear from Indo-European an unverified form reub-: see rub
- to become torn or split apart
- Informal to move with speed or violence
- a torn place or burst seam; tear; split
- the act of ripping
let her rip
- to steal or rob
- to cheat, exploit, or take advantage of
Origin of ripfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps rip
- Informal a dissolute, dissipated person
- Slang a worthless thing: now chiefly in the phrase (not) give a rip, to (not) care even a little
Origin of ripvariant, variety of rep, probably abbreviation, abbreviated of reprobate
verbripped, rip·ping, rips
- a. To cut, tear apart, or tear away roughly or energetically. See Synonyms at tear1.b. To cause to be pulled apart, as by an accident: He ripped his pants when he bent over.
- To split or saw (wood) along the grain.
- Computers To copy (audio or audio-visual material from) a CD or DVD.
- To subject to vehement criticism or attack: The critic ripped the tedious movie.
- Informal To produce, display, or utter suddenly: ripped out a vicious oath.
- Vulgar Slang To expel (a discharge of intestinal gas).
- To become torn or split apart.
- Informal To move quickly or violently.
- The act of ripping.
- A torn or split place, especially along a seam.
- A ripsaw.
Origin of ripMiddle English rippen from Flemish; see reup- in Indo-European roots.
- A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
- A rip current.
Origin of ripProbably from rip 1
- A dissolute person.
- An old or worthless horse.
Origin of ripPossibly shortening and alteration of reprobate
- A tear (in paper, etc.).
- A type of tide or current.
- (Australia) A strong outflow of surface water, away from the shore, that returns water from incoming waves.
- (slang) A comical, embarrassing, or hypocritical event or action.
- (slang) A hit (dose) of marijuana.
- (slang, archaic) A mean, worthless thing or person, such as a debauchee or a worn-out horse.
- (UK, Eton College) A black mark given for substandard schoolwork.
(third-person singular simple present rips, present participle ripping, simple past and past participle ripped)
- To divide or separate the parts of (especially something flimsy such as paper or fabric), by cutting or tearing; to tear off or out by violence.
- to rip a garment; to rip up a floor
- (intransitive) To tear apart; to rapidly become two parts.
- My shirt ripped when it caught on a bramble.
- To get by, or as if by, cutting or tearing.
- (intransitive, figuratively) To move quickly and destructively.
- (woodworking) To cut wood along (parallel to) the grain. Contrast crosscut.
- (slang, computing) To copy data from CD, DVD, Internet stream, etc. to a hard drive, portable device, etc.
- (slang, narcotics) To take a "hit" of marijuana.
- (slang) To fart.
- (US, slang) To mock or criticize.
- (slang, chiefly demoscene) To steal; to rip off.
- To move or act fast, to rush headlong.
- (archaic) To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; usually with up.
Middle English rippen, from earlier ryppen "˜to pluck', from Proto-Germanic *ruppÅnÄ… (compare West Frisian roppe, ropje, Low German ruppen, German rupfen), intensive of *raupijanÄ… (compare Old English rÄ«pan, rÄ«epan "˜to plunder', West Frisian rippe "˜to rip, tear', German raufen 'to rip'), causative of Proto-Indo-European *roub ~ reub- (compare Albanian rrabe "˜maquis', possibly Latin rubus "˜bramble'), variant of *reup- "˜to break'. More at reave, rob.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Compare Icelandic hrip, a box or basket; perhaps akin to English corb. Compare ripier.
- Rest in peace.
- When he died he received hundreds of letters signed with RIP at the end.
- Pronounced letter by letter, not as rip.
- The phrase is never used in reference to actual sleep / rest for the living; it refers only to the dead.
- Typically found as an epitaph on tombstones.
- Also used as an epithet, when referring to a deceased person, as in “This university was founded by Thomas Jefferson, R.I.P.."
- Can be used as an imperative verb: "She died in a car accident last week. R.I.P., Christy M."
- Also often used as an indirect way of stating that someone or something is dead (literally or figuratively), or soon will be.
- Can be followed by a date or a year, which is the date or year of death.
- The stereotypical representation of a grave (e.g. in Halloween decorations, cartoons, etc) is a tuft of land with an upright tombstone with R.I.P. engraved on it.
rip - Computer Definition
A distance-vector routing protocol that employs the hop count metric for selecting the shortest path between an originating and a destination router. Each router in a network builds a database of the other routers to which it connects, and advertises that database to its neighboring routers every 30 seconds (RIP is very chatty), or when topology changes occur. Based on that information, the originating router selects the path with the lowest hop count. RIP is an Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) used to exchange path information between routers in the same network domain.The initial RIPv1 was specified by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in RFC 1058, RIPv2 in RFC 2453, and RFCng for IPv6 in RFC 2080. RIP maps into Layer 3, the Network Layer of the OSI Reference Model, and can operate over heterogeneous networks. See also domain, hop, IGP, Network Layer, and OSI Reference Model.
It means to make an illegal copy of a copyrighted work.
See Also: Computer Underground (CU); Copyright Laws.
Graham, R. Hacking Lexicon. [Online, 2001.] Robert Graham Website. http://www.linuxsecurity.com/resource_files/documentation/hacking-dict.html.
(1) See ripping.
(2) (Raster Image Processor) The hardware and/or software that rasterizes an image for display or printing. RIPs are designed to rasterize a specific type of data, such as PostScript. As desktop computers became more powerful, software RIPs became more appealing than specialized hardware RIPs. Software can be upgraded more easily, and the operation is always speeded up by installing a faster CPU. See rasterize.
(2) (Routing Information Protocol) A simple routing protocol that is part of the TCP/IP protocol suite. It determines a route based on the smallest hop count between source and destination. RIP is a distance vector protocol that routinely broadcasts routing information to its neighboring routers and is known to waste bandwidth. It also has a limit of 15 hops. If a route is advertised as having 16 hops, it is flagged as unreachable. AppleTalk, DECnet, TCP/IP, NetWare and VINES all use incompatible versions of RIP. See routing protocol.
(3) (Remote Imaging Protocol) An earlier graphics format from TeleGrafix Communications, designed for transmitting graphics over low-speed lines. Using a communications program that supported RIP enabled graphical interfaces to be used on a BBS with respectable performance via modem.