Rie vs Rig - What's the difference?

rie | rig |

As verbs the difference between rie and rig

is that rie is while rig is to fit out with a harness or other equipment.

As a noun rig is

(slang|nautical) the rigging of a sailing ship or other such craft or rig can be (uk|scotland|dialect) a ridge or rig can be (obsolete) a wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct.




  • (Holland)
    (Webster 1913) ----



    (wikipedia rig)

    Etymology 1

    Probably of Scandinavian origin. Compare Norwegian .


    (en noun)
  • (slang, nautical) The rigging of a sailing ship or other such craft.
  • Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.
  • * The climbers each had a different rig for climbing that particular rockface.
  • (US) A large truck such as a semi-tractor.
  • * Every rig at the truckstop had custom-made mud-flaps.
  • The special apparatus used for drilling wells.
  • (informal) A costume or an outfit.
  • * My sister and I always made our own rigs for Halloween.
  • (slang, computing) A computer case, often modified for looks.
  • * 2004 , Radford Castro, Let Me Play: Stories of Gaming and Emulation (page 104)
  • When I saw a special version of Quake running on Voodoo hardware, I knew I would be forking out quite a bit of money on my gaming rig .
  • An imperfectly castrated horse, sheep etc.
  • (slang) Radio]] equipment, especially a [[CB radio, citizen's band transceiver.
  • Verb

  • To fit out with a harness or other equipment.
  • (nautical) To equip and fit (a ship) with sails, shrouds, and yards.
  • (informal) To dress or clothe in some costume.
  • To make or construct something in haste or in a makeshift manner.
  • To manipulate something dishonestly for personal gain or discriminatory purposes.
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  • (obsolete) To play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play tricks.
  • * 1616 , (George Chapman), The Hymn to (Hermes), in ''The Whole Works of (Homer) (tr.),
  • Rigging and rifling all ways, and no noise / Made with thy soft feet, where it all destroys.
  • (obsolete) To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer.
  • (Tusser)

    Etymology 2

    See ridge.


    (en noun)
  • (UK, Scotland, dialect) A ridge.
  • Etymology 3

    Compare wriggle.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct.
  • (Fuller)
  • (obsolete) A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic.
  • * Cowper
  • He little dreamt when he set out / Of running such a rig .
  • (obsolete) A blast of wind.
  • * Burke
  • that uncertain season before the rigs of Michaelmas were yet well composed.
    (Webster 1913)


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