6 letter word starting with ri

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
ribbed imp. & past participle of Rib, Furnished or formed with ribs; as, a ribbed cylinder; ribbed cloth., Intercalated with slate; — said of a seam of coal.
ribald noun/ A low, vulgar, brutal, foul-mouthed wretch; a lewd fellow., Low; base; mean; filthy; obscene.
riband noun See Ribbon., See Rib-band.
ribaud noun A ribald.
ribbon noun A fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk, used for trimming some part of a woman’s attire, for badges, and other decorative purposes., A narrow strip or shred; as, a steel or magnesium ribbon; sails torn to ribbons., Same as Rib-band., Driving reins., A bearing similar to the bend, but only one eighth as wide., A silver., To adorn with, or as with, ribbons; to mark with stripes resembling ribbons.
ribibe noun A sort of stringed instrument; a rebec., An old woman; — in contempt., A bawd; a prostitute.
riches adjective That which makes one rich; an abundance of land, goods, money, or other property; wealth; opulence; affluence., That which appears rich, sumptuous, precious, or the like.
richly adverb In a rich manner.
ricker noun A stout pole for use in making a rick, or for a spar to a boat.
rictal adjective Of or pertaining to the rictus; as, rictal bristles.
rictus noun The gape of the mouth, as of birds; — often resricted to the corners of the mouth.
ridded of Rid
ridden p. p. of Ride., of Ride
ridder noun One who, or that which, rids.
riddle noun A sieve with coarse meshes, usually of wire, for separating coarser materials from finer, as chaff from grain, cinders from ashes, or gravel from sand., A board having a row of pins, set zigzag, between which wire is drawn to straighten it., To separate, as grain from the chaff, with a riddle; to pass through a riddle; as, riddle wheat; to riddle coal or gravel., To perforate so as to make like a riddle; to make many holes in; as, a house riddled with shot., Something proposed to be solved by guessing or conjecture; a puzzling question; an ambiguous proposition; an enigma; hence, anything ambiguous or puzzling., To explain; to solve; to unriddle., To speak ambiguously or enigmatically.
riding present participle & vb. noun of Ride, One of the three jurisdictions into which the county of York, in England, is divided; — formerly under the government of a reeve. They are called the North, the East, and the West, Riding., Employed to travel; traveling; as, a riding clerk., Used for riding on; as, a riding horse., Used for riding, or when riding; devoted to riding; as, a riding whip; a riding habit; a riding day., The act or state of one who rides., A festival procession., Same as Ride, n., 3., A district in charge of an excise officer.
rideau noun A small mound of earth; ground slightly elevated; a small ridge.
rident adjective Laughing.
ridged imp. & past participle of Ridge
ridgel noun Same as Ridgelling.
riffle noun A trough or sluice having cleats, grooves, or steps across the bottom for holding quicksilver and catching particles of gold when auriferous earth is washed; also, one of the cleats, grooves, or steps in such a trough. Also called ripple.
rifled imp. & past participle of Rifle
rifler noun One who rifles; a robber.
rifted imp. & past participle of Rift
rifter noun A rafter.
rigged imp. & past participle of Rig
rigger noun One who rigs or dresses; one whose occupation is to fit the rigging of a ship., A cylindrical pulley or drum in machinery.
riggle verb i. See Wriggle., The European lance fish.
riglet noun See Reglet.
rigoll noun A musical instrument formerly in use, consisting of several sticks bound together, but separated by beads, and played with a stick with a ball at its end.
riling present participle & vb. noun of Rile
rillet noun A little rill.
rimmed imp. & past participle of Rim
riming present participle & vb. noun of Rime
rimmer noun An implement for cutting, trimming, or ornamenting the rim of anything, as the edges of pies, etc.; also, a reamer.
rimose adjective Full of rimes, fissures, or chinks., Having long and nearly parallel clefts or chinks, like those in the bark of trees.
rimous adjective Rimose.
rimple noun A fold or wrinkle. See Rumple., To rumple; to wrinkle.
rindle noun A small water course or gutter.
ringed imp. & past participle of Ring, Encircled or marked with, or as with, a ring or rings., Wearning a wedding ring; hence, lawfully wedded.
ringer noun One who, or that which, rings; especially, one who rings chimes on bells., A crowbar., A horse that is not entitled to take part in a race, but is fraudulently got into it.
rinker noun One who skates at a rink.
rinsed imp. & past participle of Rinse
rinser noun One who, or that which, rinses.
rioted imp. & past participle of Riot
rioter noun One who riots; a reveler; a roisterer., One who engages in a riot. See Riot, n., 3.
riotry noun The act or practice of rioting; riot.
ripped imp. & past participle of Rip
ripely adverb Maturely; at the fit time.
ripler noun Alt. of Ripper
ripper noun One who brings fish from the seacoast to markets in inland towns., One who, or that which, rips; a ripping tool., A tool for trimming the edges of roofing slates., Anything huge, extreme, startling, etc.
ripost noun In fencing, a return thrust after a parry., A quick and sharp refort; a repartee.
ripple verb An implement, with teeth like those of a comb, for removing the seeds and seed vessels from flax, broom corn, etc., To remove the seeds from (the stalks of flax, etc.), by means of a ripple., Hence, to scratch or tear., 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., To make a sound as of water running gently over a rough bottom, or the breaking of ripples on the shore., To fret or dimple, as the surface of running water; to cover with small waves or undulations; as, the breeze rippled the lake., The fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves., A little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves; as, a ripple of laughter., a small wave on the surface of water or other liquids for which the driving force is not gravity, but surface tension., the residual AC component in the DC current output from a rectifier, expressed as a percentage of the steady component of the current.
ripply adjective Having ripples; as, ripply water; hence, resembling the sound of rippling water; as, ripply laughter; a ripply cove.
riprap noun A foundation or sustaining wall of stones thrown together without order, as in deep water or on a soft bottom., To form a riprap in or upon.
ripsaw verb t. A handsaw with coarse teeth which have but a slight set, used for cutting wood in the direction of the fiber; — called also ripping saw.
rising present participle & vb. noun of Rise, Attaining a higher place; taking, or moving in, an upward direction; appearing above the horizon; ascending; as, the rising moon., Increasing in wealth, power, or distinction; as, a rising state; a rising character., Growing; advancing to adult years and to the state of active life; as, the rising generation., More than; exceeding; upwards of; as, a horse rising six years of age., The act of one who, or that which, rises (in any sense)., That which rises; a tumor; a boil.
risked imp. & past participle of Risk
risker noun One who risks or hazards.
ritual adjective Of or pertaining to rites or ritual; as, ritual service or sacrifices; the ritual law., A prescribed form of performing divine service in a particular church or communion; as, the Jewish ritual., Hence, the code of ceremonies observed by an organization; as, the ritual of the freemasons., A book containing the rites to be observed.
rivage noun A bank, shore, or coast., A duty paid to the crown for the passage of vessels on certain rivers.
riving present participle & vb. noun of Rive
rivery adjective Having rivers; as, a rivery country.
rivose adjective Marked with sinuate and irregular furrows.
rizzar verb t. To dry in the sun; as, rizzared haddock.