adjective Etymology: probably from present participle of 1rip Date: 1846 chiefly British excellent, delightful <
I've had a ripping time here — W. S. Maugham

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  • Ripping —   [dt. »aufreißen«] (rippen), Einlesen von Musikstücken einer Audio CD oder eines Spielfilms von einer DVD in ein Anwendungsprogramm, verbunden mit der Kodierung der eingelesenen Daten in ein computerlesbares Format (z. B. WAV, MP3 oder MPEG 4) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ripping — ► ADJECTIVE Brit. informal, dated ▪ excellent …   English terms dictionary

  • ripping — [rip′iŋ] adj. 1. that rips or tears 2. [Old Slang, Chiefly Brit.] excellent; fine; splendid rippingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • Ripping — This article is about copying digital media. For other uses, see Rip. Ripping is the process of copying audio or video content to a hard disk, typically from removable media. The word is used to refer to all forms of media. Despite the name,… …   Wikipedia

  • Ripping — Rip Rip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ripped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ripping}.] [Cf. AS. r[=y]pan, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ripping — This interesting and unusual surname, recorded in London church registers from the mid 16th Century under the variant spellings Riping, Rippin, Rip(p)on, Rippen etc., has two distinct possible origins. The first and most likely origin is French… …   Surnames reference

  • ripping — adjective a) That rips, or can be removed by ripping. b) Excellent …   Wiktionary

  • ripping — adj. Ripping is used with these nouns: ↑yarn …   Collocations dictionary

  • ripping — rip·ping || rɪpɪŋ adj. excellent, great, fine (Slang) rɪp n. tear, rent, opening caused by ripping; area of water with a strong or turbulent current; ripoff, cheat, instance of deception v. tear, rend; be torn, be rent; criticize sharply,… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ripping — adj. Brit. archaic colloq. very enjoyable (a ripping good yarn). Derivatives: rippingly adv …   Useful english dictionary

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