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NOUN (1)

1. a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore;
- Example: "he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired"


VERB (2)

1. steal goods; take as spoils;
- Example: "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
[syn: plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray]

2. go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way;
- Example: "Who rifled through my desk drawers?"
[syn: rifle, go]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rifle \Ri"fle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rifled; p. pr. & vb. n. Rifling.] [F. rifler to rifle, sweep away; of uncertain origin. CF. Raff.] 1. To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off. [1913 Webster] Till time shall rifle every youthful grace. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To strip; to rob; to pillage. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] Stand, sir, and throw us that you have about ye: If not, we'll make you sit and rifle you. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To raffle. [Obs.] --J. Webster. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rifle \Ri"fle\, v. i. 1. To raffle. [Obs.] --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. To commit robbery. [R.] --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rifle \Ri"fle\, n. [Akin to Dan. rifle, or riffel, the rifle of a gun, a chamfer (cf. riffel, riffelb["o]sse, a rifle gun, rifle to rifle a gun, G. riefeln, riefen, to chamfer, groove), and E. rive. See Rive, and cf. Riffle, Rivel.] 1. A gun, the inside of whose barrel is grooved with spiral channels, thus giving the ball a rotary motion and insuring greater accuracy of fire. As a military firearm it has superseded the musket. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Mil.) A body of soldiers armed with rifles. [1913 Webster] 3. A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes. [1913 Webster] Rifle pit (Mil.), a trench for sheltering sharpshooters. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rifle \Ri"fle\, v. t. 1. To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a cannon. [1913 Webster] 2. To whet with a rifle. See Rifle, n., 3. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rifle n 1: a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore; "he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired" v 1: steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners" [syn: plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray] 2: go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way; "Who rifled through my desk drawers?" [syn: rifle, go]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

136 Moby Thesaurus words for "rifle": Amazon, Zouave, air serviceman, automatic, bersagliere, blowgun, blowpipe, brave, burglarize, burgle, canal, canalize, cannon fodder, carabineer, carve, chamfer, channel, chasseur, chisel, comb, corrugate, crack, crimp, cut, dado, depredate, despoil, dike, ditch, dogface, doughfoot, engrave, expert rifleman, fighting man, firearm, flamethrower, fleece, flute, food for powder, foot soldier, footslogger, forage, foray, freeboot, furrow, fusileer, gash, gat, go through, goffer, gouge, grenadier, groove, grunt, gully, gun, gut, halberdier, handgun, heater, hoplite, incise, infantryman, knock off, knock over, legionary, light infantryman, look all over, look everywhere, loot, man-at-arms, maraud, marksman, military man, musket, musketeer, navy man, paddlefoot, peashooter, piece, pikeman, pillage, pistol, pleat, plow, plunder, prey on, rabbet, raid, rake, ransack, ravage, raven, ravish, reive, relieve, repeater, revolver, rifleman, rob, rod, rummage, rut, sack, sawed-off shotgun, score, scour, scratch, search, search high heaven, serviceman, shake, shake down, sharpshooter, shooting iron, shotgun, six-gun, six-shooter, slit, sniper, soldier, spearman, spoil, spoliate, stick up, streak, striate, sweep, toss, trench, trough, turn inside out, turn upside down, warrior, warrioress, wrinkle
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Rifle, CO -- U.S. city in Colorado Population (2000): 6784 Housing Units (2000): 2586 Land area (2000): 4.290603 sq. miles (11.112611 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.039498 sq. miles (0.102299 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.330101 sq. miles (11.214910 sq. km) FIPS code: 64255 Located within: Colorado (CO), FIPS 08 Location: 39.536992 N, 107.782709 W ZIP Codes (1990): 81650 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Rifle, CO Rifle