Ripe meaning

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Sufficiently advanced in preparation or aging to be used or eaten.

Ripe cheese.

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Fully developed; mature.

Ripe peaches.

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Advanced in years.

The ripe age of 90.

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Thoroughly matured, as by study or experience; seasoned.

Ripe judgment.

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Fully prepared to do or undergo something; ready.
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Sufficiently advanced; opportune.

The time is ripe for great societal changes.

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Sensuous and full.

Ripe lips.

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Coarse or indecent; vulgar.

The comic's ripe language.

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Emitting a foul odor.
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Like ripe fruit, as in being ruddy and full.

Ripe lips.

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Sufficiently advanced, as by being kept in storage or subjected to treatment, to be ready for use.

Ripe wine, ripe cheese.

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Fully or highly developed by study, experience, etc.; mature as in judgment, knowledge, etc.

Ripe wisdom.

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Ready to do, receive, or undergo something; fully prepared.

Ripe for marriage.

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Ready for some operation, treatment, or process.

A boil ripe for lancing.

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Sufficiently advanced; far enough along (for some purpose)
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Having a strong, unpleasant smell.
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Stands for Réseaux IP Européens and is one of the five regional bodies that administer the IP Address space. RIPE is set up as a collaboration between the European operators of IP networks.
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Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature; -- said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as, ripe grain.
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Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow; as, ripe cheese; ripe wine.
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(figuratively) Having attained its full development; mature; perfected; consummate.
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(archaic) Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; -- said of sores, tumors, etc.
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Ready for action or effect; prepared.
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Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness.
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(law) Of a conflict between parties, having developed to a stage where the conflict may be reviewed by a court of law.
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Smelly: having a disagreeable odor.
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(agriculture) A fruit or vegetable which has ripened.
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The bank of a river.
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The definition of ripe is something fully grown or ready to be eaten, used or implemented.

An example of ripe is a soft avocado.

An example of ripe is a cheese that has obtained its final flavor and texture.

An example of ripe is being fully prepared for something such as to be ripe for a vacation.

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Fully grown or developed; specif., ready to be harvested and used for food, as grain or fruit.
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Origin of ripe

  • Middle English from Old English rīpe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English rÄ«pe, from Proto-Germanic *rÄ«pijaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rep- "˜to snatch'. Cognate with West Frisian ryp (“ripe"), Dutch rijp (“ripe"), German reif (“ripe"). Related to reap.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary