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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun rip:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb rip:


Rip is sometimes a misspelling of ripe.

The word rip is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun rip

What does rip mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: rips

  1. a dissolute man in fashionable society
  2. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
    • example: there was a rip in his pants
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of rip: rent / snag / split / tear
    • more generic words: gap / opening = an open or empty space in or between things
  3. a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
  4. the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
    • example: he gave the envelope a vigorous rip
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of rip: rent / split
    • more generic word: tear = the act of tearing

Alternative definition of the noun rip


  1. A tear (in paper, etc).
  2. A type of tide or current.
  3. [slang] A comical, embarrassing, or hypocritical event or action.
  4. [slang] A "hit" of marijuana.

Specialised definition of the noun rip

Glossary of sports / diving

the ideal entry that creates little splash; it is named after the ripping sound as the diver enters the water (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb rip

What does rip mean as a doing word?

Rip is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: ripped, ripping

  1. tear or be torn violently
    • example: They rip the sheets
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Tony broke the windowVerbs of Change of State: break, break apart, break down, break up, chip, cleave, crack, crash, crush, dissolve, fracture, fragment, rend, rive, shatter, shred, sliver, smash, snap, splinter, split, tear
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Tony broke the piggy bank open
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument]Tony broke the piggy bank open with a hammer
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Tony broke the glass to pieces
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]Tony broke the glass to pieces with a hammer
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Carol crushed the ice with a hammer | Tony broke the window with a hammer
      [Instrument - solid] [Verb] [Patient]The hammer broke the window | The hammer crushed the marble
      [Patient - solid] [Verb]The window broke
      [Patient - solid] [Verb] [Adverb]Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully
      [Patient - solid] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state]The glass broke into a thousand pieces
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient]Carol cut at the breadVerbs of Cutting: chip, chop, clip, cut, hack, hew, saw, scrape, scratch, slash, slice, snip
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient] with [Instrument]Carol cut at the bread with a knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Carol cut her finger
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Carol cut the envelop open
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument]Carol cut the envelope open with the knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] from [Source]Sympathetic fans clipped copies of Ms. Shere's recipes from magazines
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] from [Source] with [Instrument]Susan cut the recipes from the magazine with a sharp knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Carol cut the envelope into pieces
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]Carol cut the envelope into pieces with a knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Carol carved the stone with a chisel | Carol cut the bread with a knife
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb]That chisel carves well | That hammer crushes well | This knife cuts well
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient]That chisel carved the statue | The knife cut the bread
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]The knife cut the envelope open
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The knife cut the envelope into pieces
      [Patient - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Adverb]Marble carves easily | The bread cuts easily | The ice crushes easily
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] apartI broke the twig and the branch apartVerbs of Separating and Disassembling: blow, break, cut, draw, hack, hew, kick, knock, pry, pull, push, roll, saw, shove, slip, snap, split, tear, tug, yank
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient 1] off / off of / from [Patient 2]I broke the twig off the branch
      [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] apartThe twig and the branch broke apart
      [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] apart [Adverb]Those twigs and branches break apart easily
      [Patient 1 - solid] [Verb] off / off of / from [Patient 2]The twig broke off the branch
      [Patient 1 - solid] [Verb] off / off of / from [Patient 2] [Adverb]Twigs break off of those branches easily
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of rip: pull / rend / rive
    • more generic words: bust / rupture / snap / tear = separate or cause to separate abruptly
  2. move precipitously or violently
  3. cut (wood) along the grain
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: cut = separate with or as if with an instrument
  4. take without the owner's consent
  5. criticize or abuse strongly and violently

Alternative definition of the verb rip


  1. [transitive] To cause something, usually paper, to rapidly become two parts.
  2. [intransitive] To tear apart; to rapidly become two parts.
  3. [woodworking] To cut wood along (parallel to) the grain. Contrast crosscut.
  4. [transitive, slang, computing] To copy data from optical disks such as CDs and DVDs to a hard drive, portable device, etc.
  5. [slang, illicit drug consumption] To take a "hit" of marijuana.
  6. [slang] To fart.
  7. [slang] To mock.
  8. [transitive, slang, chiefly demoscene] To steal; to rip off.


  1. Rip a.k.a. Hulk Hogan is an award-nominated film actor, tv actor, film producer, tv personality, musical artist, musician, celebrity, athlete, tv producer, tv subject, tv program guest.
  2. Rip a.k.a. Rip Torn: Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn, Jr. is an American actor of stage, screen and television.
  3. Rip a.k.a. Richard Hamilton is an award-nominated basketball player, athlete, sports league award winner.
  4. Rip a.k.a. Cal Ripken, Jr.: Calvin Edwin "Cal" Ripken, Jr., nicknamed "The Iron Man", is an American former baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles. One of his position's most offensively productive players, Ripken compiled 3,184 hits, 431 home runs, and 1,695 runs batted in during his career, and he won two Gold Glove Awards for his defense. He was a 19-time All-Star and was twice named American League Most Valuable Player. Ripken is best remembered for breaking Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played, a record that had stood for 56 years and many deemed unbreakable. In 2007, he was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
  5. Rip a.k.a. Matt Rippy, is an American actor, born in Houston, Texas. He is most known for his role as the 'real' Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood in 2006. He also appears in the films Day of the Dead and Boogeyman 3.
  6. Rip a.k.a. Richard Crystal is a television and film producer, screenwriter, and actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Son Rip, Arie Rip, Shin Rip, Jimmy Rip, Rip Engle, Rip Slyme, Rip Conway, Rip Morgan, Rip Rogers and many others.


Rip, a mixed-breed terrier, was a Second World War search and rescue dog who was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945. He was found in Poplar, London, in 1940 by an Air Raid warden, and became the service's first search and rescue dog. He is credited with saving the lives of over 100 people. He was the first of twelve Dickin Medal winners to be buried in the PDSA's cemetery in Ilford, Essex.

  • died in (70 years ago)


  1. Rip is a fictional character from the 2011 film Hobo with a Shotgun.
  2. Rip is a fictional character from the 1989 film No Holds Barred.
  3. Rip a.k.a. John Ripley is a fictional character from the 1962 film Experiment in Terror.

There are other characters with in their name, like Rip Cord, Rip Hunter, Rip Wilson and Rip Van Winkle.


  1. "Rip" is a musical single of Gary Numan.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  2. "rip" is a musical EP of LSP.
    • released on
  3. "Rip" is a composition.


  1. Rip a.k.a. Fap1 is a protein.
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  2. RIP a.k.a. Rip1 is a protein.
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  3. RIP a.k.a. Ripk1 is a protein.
  4. Rip is a Perl script that coordinates ripping, encoding, and labeling of audio CD tracks to music files on Unix-like systems like Linux. Current releases support encoding to FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, and MP3.
  5. Rip a.k.a. Hrb is a protein.
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  6. Rip debuted its first issue on December 1986. It was a 1980's/early 1990s Music magazine commonly seen in newsstands and purchased by mostly teenage readers. It was created by Larry Flynt Publications, effectively making it a sister publication of Hustler magazine. Lonn P Friend was editor. RIP was a typical Music fan magazine in the vein of Metal Edge, Circus and Hit Parader, although RIP had a wider focus, featuring Thrash, Punk, Speed-Metal and Death Metal bands along with the typical Pop-Rock and Glam bands of the day. It featured news, interviews, celebrity columns, pictures and centerfolds. Another one of its more unusual features was an occasional quiz on the history of various genres of rock, such as punk, glam or grunge.
    • also known as RIP magazine

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rip

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Google previewImplementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) Foundation Learning Guide (2014)

(CCNP ROUTE 300-101) by Diane Teare, Bob Vachon, Rick Graziani

RIP is an IGP that is used in smaller networks.

RIP is a standardized IGP routing protocol that works in a mixed-vendor router environment. It is one...

Google previewInflammatory Processes: (2012)

Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Opportunities by L. Gordon Letts, Douglas W. Morgan

Receptor-interacting protein (RIP) is a part of the TNF-receptor (TNF-R1) associated signaling complex along with TRADD and TRAF2. RIP is a serine/ threonine kinase and the only component of the TNF-R1 signaling complex with enzymatic ...

Google previewCCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide (2002)

by Anthony Bruno

RIP is a distance vector routing protocol that uses router hop count as a metric. RIP is a classful routing protocol that does not support VLSMs or classless interdomain routing (CIDR). Authentication is not supported in RIPvl . There is no ...

Google previewFundamentals of Sleep Medicine E-Book (2011)

by Richard B. Berry

Although the most sensitive method to detect respiratory effort is esophageal manometry, RIP is the recommended method used in most clinical studies. • The RIPsum is an estimate of tidal volume (more accurate when calibrated).

Google previewWorking at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP, CCNA Discovery Learning Guide (2008)

by Allan Reid, Jim Lorenz

Configure and Verify RIP RIP is a popular distance vector protocol supported by most routers. It is an appropriate choice for small networks containing multiple routers. Before configuring RIP on a router, think about the networks a router serves ...

Google previewCCENT Certification All-In-One For Dummies (2010)

by Glen E. Clarke

RIP is an open standard distance vector routing protocol that is supported by many different router manufacturers. See “Routing Information Protocol (RIP).” 2 A, D. OSPF and EIGRP are examplesof link staterouting protocols. OSPF isan ...

Google previewCliffsTestPrep Cisco CCNA (2007)

by Todd Lammle

RIP is a classful routing protocol; network numbers specified must be classful. Neither subnet numbers nor interface addresses are supported when configuring RIP. A, C, D. Routers can limit the scope of broadcast storms, create smaller ...

Google previewWindows 2000 Routing and Remote Access Services (2000)

by Kackie Charles

RIP is an Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) used to route data within autonomous networks. An autonomous network is defined as a network that has finite boundaries or falls under a single administrative authority. It could be a corporate intranet ...

Google previewSolaris 9 Network Administrator (2003)

by John Philcox

Two protocols, Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and Open Shortest Path First ( OSPF), are the most common examples of IGPs, and have the following characteristics: >• Routing Information Protocol (RIP) — RIP is a distance-vector protocol ...

Google previewCCIE Security v4.0 Quick Reference (2014)

by Lancy Lobo, Umesh Lakshman

RIP is a distance-vector protocol. RIPv1 is classful and RIPv2 is classless, the metric is hop count, and the maximum hop count equals 15 hops. In a classless routing protocol, the netmask is always propagated with the route being advertised.

Google previewTCP/IP Explained (1997)

by Philip Miller

RIP is an old protocol that has served the Internet community well. True, it has its drawbacks, but it is well understood, robust, and easy to implement. Generally, Network Administrators like it and continue to implement it even though there are ...

Google previewATM Interworking in Broadband Wireless Applications (2002)

by Muthuthamby Sreetharan, S. Subramaniam

The RIP is a widely used interior routing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biological Chemistry (2013)

Rhomboid A family of intramembrane serine-proteases involved in the regulated intramembrane proteolysis (RIP) of type 1 transmembrane proteins. Regulated intramembrane proteolysis (RIP) is a newly recognized mechanism for signal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2004)

by Andrew Goudie

GOUDIE RIP CURRENT Many of the world's BEACHes are characterized by ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English (1905)

Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled: Slang and Its Analogues by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley

Rip. A reprobate, rake (q.v.). Hence anything censurable : as a screw (q.v.) of a horse (Grose), a shabby mean fellow : sometimes in jest.

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

Hence a fire might rip through a building. You might also rip someone off, which indicates that you have cheated him. All these are common enough usages, but as a noun, 'rip' can denote a stretch of fast-flowing and rough water, or an ...

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Sign language

Nelson Mandela: His quote by American Sign Language RIP

Quotes about Rip

I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children. (Mike Tyson)
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Scrabble value of R1I1P3

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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