rife

  • 1RIFE — is a full stack open source Java web application framework with tools and APIs to implement most common web features. Each of its toolkits is usable by itself and together they offer powerful integrated features that boost your productivity. RIFE …

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  • 2Rife — Rife, a. [AS. r[=i]f abundant, or Icel. r[=i]fr munificent; akin to OD. riff, rijve, abundant.] 1. Prevailing; prevalent; abounding. [1913 Webster] Before the plague of London, inflammations of the lungs were rife and mortal. Arbuthnot. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3rife — [raıf] adj [: Old English; Origin: ryfe] 1.) [not before noun] if something bad or unpleasant is rife, it is very common ▪ Violent crime is rife in our inner cities. 2.) rife with sth full of something bad or unpleasant ▪ The crowded factories… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4rife´ly — rife «ryf», adjective, adverb. –adj. 1. happening often; common; numerous; widespread: »all those noises so rife in a Portuguese inn (George Borrow). SYNONYM(S): prevalent. 2. well supplied; …

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  • 5rife — [ raıf ] adjective never before noun if something bad or unpleasant is rife, there is a lot of it: Corruption in sports is rife. rife with: The investigation was rife with rumor and speculation …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6rife — [rīf] adj. [ME rif < OE ryfe, akin to MDu rijf, abundant, ON rifr, desired < IE * reip < base * rei : see REAP] 1. frequently or commonly occurring; widespread [malicious gossip was rife] 2. a) abundant b) abounding [an interpretation ri …

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  • 7rife — O.E. rife abundant. Related to O.N. rifr (Swed. river, Norw. riv), M.Du. riif, M.L.G. rive abundant, generous. The prevalence of the word in early southern texts is in favour of its being native in English, rather than an adoption from… …

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  • 8rife — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (especially of something undesirable) widespread. 2) (rife with) full of. DERIVATIVES rifeness noun. ORIGIN Old English, probably from an Old Norse word meaning «acceptable» …

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  • 9rife — I adjective abundant, accustomed, bristling, catholic, common, considerable, crowded, current, customary, dense, dominant, endless, epidemic, extensive, far reaching, galore, general, manifold, many, multitudinous, numerous, pandemic, plenteous,… …

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  • 10rife — *prevailing, prevalent, current Analogous words: abundant, *plentiful, copious, ample: *common, ordinary, familiar …

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  • 11rife — [adj] overflowing abounding, abundant, alive, common, current, epidemic, extensive, frequent, general, many, multitudinous, numerous, pandemic, plentiful, popular, prevailing, prevalent, profuse, raging, rampant, regnant, replete, ruling,… …

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  • 12Rife — Royal Raymond Rife (* 16. Mai 1888; † 11. August 1971) war ein US amerikanischer Erfinder von optischen Mikroskopen. Er hat darüber hinaus eine begrenzte Bedeutung im alternativmedizinischen Bereich erlangt. Rife wuchs in Elkhorn, Nebraska (USA)… …

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  • 13Rife — For the Java web API, see RIFE, for the Rife machine, see Royal Rife, and for the settlement in Bhutan, see Rife, Bhutan. Infobox Album | Name = Rife Type = Live Album Artist = Foetus Corruptus Released = 1988 Recorded = ??? Genre = Industrial… …

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  • 14rife — adj. abounding in 1) (cannot stand alone) rife with (the city was rife with rumors) misc. 2) to run rife ( to be out of control ) (rumors about them are running rife) * * * [raɪf] [ misc. ] to run rife (rumors about them are running rife; to be… …

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  • 15rife — cauld·rife; rife·ly; rife·ness; wake·rife; wauk·rife; rife; wast·rife; stouth·rife; …

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  • 16rife — [[t]ra͟ɪf[/t]] ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, oft ADJ with n If you say that something, usually something bad, is rife in a place or that the place is rife with it, you mean that it is very common. Speculation is rife that he will be sacked... Bribery… …

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  • 17rife — adjective 1 (not before noun) if something bad or unpleasant is rife, it is very common: Violent crime is rife in our inner cities. see also: run rife run 1 (37) 2 rife with full of something bad or unpleasant: The streets were rife with rumors… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18rife — UK [raɪf] / US adjective [never before noun] if something bad or unpleasant is rife, there is a lot of it Corruption in sport is rife. rife with: The investigation was rife with rumour and speculation …

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  • 19rife — adjective Etymology: Middle English ryfe, from Old English rȳfe; akin to Old Norse rīfr abundant Date: 12th century 1. prevalent especially to an increasing degree < suspicion and cruelty were rife W. E. B. DuBois > 2. abundant, common 3.&#8230; …

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  • 20rife — rifely, adv. rifeness, n. /ruyf/, adj. 1. of common or frequent occurrence; prevalent; in widespread existence, activity, or use: Crime is rife in the slum areas of our cities. 2. current in speech or report: Rumors are rife that the government&#8230; …

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