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ripe

 (rīp)
adj. rip·er, rip·est
1. Fully developed; mature: ripe peaches.
2. Sufficiently advanced in preparation or aging to be used or eaten: ripe cheese.
3. Thoroughly matured, as by study or experience; seasoned: ripe judgment.
4. Advanced in years: the ripe age of 90.
5. Fully prepared to do or undergo something; ready: "By 1965 the republic was ripe for a coup" (Alex Shoumatoff).
6. Sufficiently advanced; opportune: The time is ripe for great societal changes.
7. Sensuous and full: ripe lips.
8. Coarse or indecent; vulgar: the comic's ripe language.
9. Emitting a foul odor: "the dirt and stench ... the mountains of ripe bushmeat in every camp" (Bryan Mealer).

[Middle English, from Old English rīpe.]

ripe′ly adv.
ripe′ness n.

ripe

(raɪp)
adj
1. (Botany) (of fruit, grain, etc) mature and ready to be eaten or used; fully developed
2. mature enough to be eaten or used: ripe cheese.
3. fully developed in mind or body
4. resembling ripe fruit, esp in redness or fullness: a ripe complexion.
5. (foll by: for) ready or eager (to undertake or undergo an action)
6. (foll by: for) suitable; right or opportune: the time is not yet ripe.
7. mature in judgment or knowledge
8. advanced but healthy (esp in the phrase a ripe old age)
9. slang
a. complete; thorough
b. excessive; exorbitant
10. slang slightly indecent; risqué
[Old English rīpe; related to Old Saxon rīpi, Old High German rīfi, German reif]
ˈripely adv
ˈripeness n

ripe

(raɪp)

adj. rip•er, rip•est.
1. completely matured or developed, as grain or fruit that is ready for harvesting or eating.
2. resembling fruit, as in ruddiness and fullness: ripe red lips.
3. advanced to the point of being in the best condition for use, as cheese or beer.
4. characterized by full development of body or mind; mature: of ripe years.
5. of mature judgment or knowledge: a ripe mind.
6. (of time) advanced: a ripe old age.
7. (of ideas, plans, etc.) ready for action, execution, etc.
8. (of people) completely ready to do or undergo something: ripe for a change in jobs.
9. ready enough; auspicious: The time is ripe for a new policy.
10. ready for some operation or process: a ripe abscess.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English rīpe, c. Old Saxon rīpi, Old High German rīfi (German reif)]
ripe′ly, adv.
ripe′ness, n.

ripe

  • immature - Comes from Latin words meaning "not ripe."
  • market-ripe - Describing fruits and vegetables picked before they are ripe.
  • mellow - Describing fruit that is soft, sweet, and juicy when ripe.
  • ripe - The bank of a river or a seashore.

ripe

In mine warfare, a word once used to mean "armed." See also armed mine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ripe - fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodied mature wines"
unripe, unripened, green, immature - not fully developed or mature; not ripe; "unripe fruit"; "fried green tomatoes"; "green wood"
2.ripe - fully prepared or eager; "the colonists were ripe for revolution"
ready - completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress; "get ready"; "she is ready to resign"; "the bridge is ready to collapse"; "I am ready to work"; "ready for action"; "ready for use"; "the soup will be ready in a minute"; "ready to learn to read"
3.ripe - 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"
opportune - suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose; "an opportune place to make camp"; "an opportune arrival"
4.ripe - at the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge; "a ripe mind"
mature - characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age"
5.ripe - far along in timeripe - far along in time; "a man of advanced age"; "advanced in years"; "a ripe old age"; "the ripe age of 90"
late - being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time; "late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast"

ripe

adjective
1. ripened, seasoned, ready, mature, mellow, fully developed, fully grown Always choose firm, but ripe fruit.
ripened green, immature, undeveloped, unripe
2. right, fit, ready, suitable Conditions are ripe for an outbreak of cholera.
3. mature, old, advanced, hoary He lived to the ripe old age of 65.
5. (with for) ready for, prepared for, eager for, in readiness for Do you think she's ripe for romance again?

ripe

adjective
1. Having reached full growth and development:
Idiom: of age.
2. Brought to full flavor and richness by aging:
Translations
نَاضِجناضِج
zralý
moden
kypsä
zreo
òroskaîur
熟した
여문
brandintigarbingas amžiusnoktipribrendęsprinokęs
gatavsienāciesnogatavojies
zrel
mogen
สุก
chín

ripe

[raɪp] ADJ (riper (compar) (ripest (superl)))
1. [fruit etc] → maduro
to be ripe for pickingestar bastante maduro para poderse coger
to grow ripemadurar
2. (fig) → listo
to be ripe for sth [person] → estar dispuesto a algo; [situation etc] → estar listo para algo
the country is ripe for revolutionla revolución está a punto de estallar en el país
the company is ripe for a takeoverla empresa está en su punto para un cambio de dueño
to live to a ripe old agellegar a muy viejo
until/when the time is ripehasta/en un momento oportuno
3. [language] → grosero, verde; [smell] → fuerte, desagradable
that's pretty ripe!¡eso no se puede consentir!

ripe

[ˈraɪp] adj
[fruit] → mûr(e)
[cheese] (= mature) → fait(e)
(= ready) to be ripe for sth → être mûr(e) pour qch
the time is ripe → le moment est venu
a ripe old age
He lived to a ripe old age → Il a vécu jusqu'à un âge avancé.
He lived to the ripe old age of 95 → Il a vécu jusqu'à l'âge respectable de 95 ans.

ripe

adj (+er)
fruit, cheese, winereif; (Anat) eggreif, gereift; (fig) lipsvoll
(fig: = mature) → reif; to live to a ripe old ageein hohes Alter erreichen; at the ripe old age of eightyim hohen or reifen Alter von achtzig Jahren
(= ready) to be ripe for somethingfür etw reif sein; to be ripe for the pickingpflückreif sein; the time is ripe for revolutiondie Zeit ist reif für eine Revolution; the time is ripe to begin afreshdie Zeit ist reif or es ist höchste Zeit, neu anzufangen; when the time is ripewenn die Zeit dafür reif ist
(inf: = pungent) smelldurchdringend
(inf, = crude) languagederb

ripe

[raɪp] adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl))) (gen, fruit) → maturo/a; (cheese) → stagionato/a
to be ripe for sth (fig) → essere pronto/a per qc
to live to a ripe old age → vivere fino a una bella età

ripe

(raip) adjective
(negative unripe) (of fruit, grain etc) ready to be gathered in or eaten. ripe apples/corn.
ˈripeness noun
ˈripen verb
to make or become ripe or riper. The sun ripened the corn; The corn ripened in the sun.
ripe (old) age
a very old age. He lived to the ripe (old) age of ninety-five.

ripe

نَاضِج zralý moden reif ώριμος maduro kypsä mûr zreo maturo 熟した 여문 rijp moden dojrzały maduro созревший mogen สุก olgun chín 成熟的

ripe

a. [fruit] maduro-a; [boil, cataract] madurado-a.

ripe

adj (fruit) maduro
References in classic literature ?
One day in October, when they were ripe, he picked one and took it to market.
While the train flashed through never-ending miles of ripe wheat, by country towns and bright-flowered pastures and oak groves wilting in the sun, we sat in the observation car, where the woodwork was hot to the touch and red dust lay deep over everything.
She assured them, too, of her firm belief that, at some brighter period, when the world should have grown ripe for it, in Heaven's own time, a new truth would be revealed, in order to establish the whole relation between man and woman on a surer ground of mutual happiness.
She was a booming lass of fresh eighteen; plump as a partridge; ripe and melting and rosy-cheeked as one of her father's peaches, and universally famed, not merely for her beauty, but her vast expectations.
as those swift glances of warm, wild bosoms in the dance, when the over-arboring arms hide such ripe, bursting grapes.
Dropping his spade, he thrust both hands in, and drew out handfuls of something that looked like ripe Windsor soap, or rich mottled old cheese; very unctuous and savory withal.
Her face was round and rosy, with a healthful downy softness, suggestive of a ripe peach.
It is no use to throw a good thing away merely because the market isn't ripe yet.
At the ripe old age of seventy-two he was climbing around a corner of a lofty precipice of the Pic du Midi--nobody with him--when he slipped and fell.
I found plenty strawberries, ripe and prime; and green summer grapes, and green razberries; and the green blackberries was just beginning to show.
Rebecca's intention was to complete the four years' course in three, as it was felt by all the parties concerned that when she had attained the ripe age of seventeen she must be ready to earn her own living and help in the education of the younger children.
That night, on going to bed, I forgot to prepare in imagination the Barmecide supper of hot roast potatoes, or white bread and new milk, with which I was wont to amuse my inward cravings: I feasted instead on the spectacle of ideal drawings, which I saw in the dark; all the work of my own hands: freely pencilled houses and trees, picturesque rocks and ruins, Cuyp-like groups of cattle, sweet paintings of butterflies hovering over unblown roses, of birds picking at ripe cherries, of wren's nests enclosing pearl-like eggs, wreathed about with young ivy sprays.