Definitions of ripple

  1. To curl in ripples; to sound as ripples in water.
  2. To remove the seeds from ( the stalks of flax, etc.), by means of a ripple.
  3. Hence, to scratch or tear.
  4. To fret or dimple, as the surface of running water; to cover with small waves or undulations; as, the breeze rippled the lake.
  5. To make small curling waves upon or in; as, the wind ripples the water.
  6. To cause a ripple in.
  7. To pluck the seeds from stalks of flax by drawing them through an iron comb.
  8. 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.
  9. To make a sound as of water running gently over a rough bottom, or the breaking of ripples on the shore.
  10. To become slightly waved on the surface; to sound like water running over a rough surface.
  11. To curl on the surface, as running water.
  12. To have ripples.
  13. An implement, with teeth like those of a comb, for removing the seeds and seed vessels from flax, broom corn, etc.
  14. To raise as in ripples; to curl.
  15. To clean away seeds from flax.
  16. To ruffle the surface of water; to curl on the surface.
  17. To pluck off the see- capsules of flax by drawing the straw through a fixed iron comb.
  18. a small wave on the surface of a liquid
  19. The fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves.
  20. A little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves; as, a ripple of laughter.
  21. a small wave on the surface of water or other liquids for which the driving force is not gravity, but surface tension.
  22. the residual AC component in the DC current output from a rectifier, expressed as a percentage of the steady component of the current.
  23. A wavelet on the surface of water; any slight; curling wave; as, the ripples of her hair; the sound made by wavelets of water, or a sound like it; as, a ripple of laughter.
  24. The little waves on the surface of running water: a little wave.
  25. The comb for rippling.
  26. Little wave or waves.
  27. A wavelet on the surface of water; a sound, as of rippling water.
  28. The fretting of the surface of water; little curling waves.
  29. A large comb for cleaning flax.
  30. The little curling waves on the surface of water.
  31. A kind of comb or frame with long wire teeh, through which flax- plants are passed, to remove the capsules containing the seeds.