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Meaning of RIPE

Pronunciation:  rIp

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  1. [adj]  far along in time; "a man of advanced age"; "advanced in years"; "a ripe old age"; "the ripe age of 90"
  2. [adj]  at the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge; "a ripe mind"
  3. [adj]  fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodies mature wines"
  4. [adj]  most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the time is ripe for great sociological changes"

RIPE is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: advanced, aged, good, late, mature, mellow, mellowed, opportune, overripe, right, ripened
 Antonyms: green, immature, unripe, unripened



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ripe\ (r[imac]p), n. [L. ripa.]
    The bank of a river. [Obs.]
  2. \Ripe\ (r[imac]p), a. [Compar. {Riper} (-[~e]r); superl.
    {Ripest}.] [AS. r[=i]pe; akin to OS. r[=i]pi, D. rijp, G.
    rief, OHG. r[=i]ft; cf. AS. r[=i]p harvest, r[=i]pan to reap.
    Cf. {Reap}.]
    1. Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained
       perfection; mature; -- said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as,
       ripe grain.
             So mayst thou live, till, like ripe fruit, thou drop
             Into thy mother's lap.                --Milton.
    2. Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow; as, ripe
       cheese; ripe wine.
    3. Having attained its full development; mature; perfected;
       consummate. ``Ripe courage.'' --Chaucer.
             He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one. --Shak.
    4. Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; -- said of
       sores, tumors, etc.
    5. Ready for action or effect; prepared.
             While things were just ripe for a war. --Addison.
             I am not ripe to pass sentence on the gravest public
             bodies.                               --Burke.
    6. Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness.
             Those happy smilets, That played on her ripe lip.
    7. Intoxicated. [Obs.] ``Reeling ripe.'' --Shak.
    Syn: Mature; complete; finished. See {Mature}.
  3. \Ripe\, v. i. [AS. r[=i]pian.]
    To ripen; to grow ripe. [Obs.]
  4. \Ripe\, v. t.
    To mature; to ripen. [Obs.] --Shak.
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