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Meaning of RIFE

Pronunciation:  rIf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  excessively abundant
  2. [adj]  encountered generally especially at the present time; "the prevailing opinion was that a trade war could be averted"; "the most prevalent religion in our area"; "speculation concerning the books author was rife"

RIFE is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: abundant, current, overabundant, plethoric, prevailing, prevalent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rife\, a. [AS. r[=i]f abundant, or Icel. r[=i]fr
munificent; akin to OD. riff, rijve, abundant.]
1. Prevailing; prevalent; abounding.

         Before the plague of London, inflammations of the
         lungs were rife and mortal.           --Arbuthnot.

         Even now the tumult of loud mirth Was rife, and
         perfect in may listening ear.         --Milton.

2. Having power; active; nimble. [Obs.]

         What! I am rife a little yet.         --J. Webster.
   -- {Rife"ly}, adv. -- {Rife"ness}, n.