Definition of Ripe

1. Adjective. Fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used. "Full-bodied mature wines"

Exact synonyms: Mature
Similar to: Aged, Ripened, Mellow, Mellowed, Overripe
Derivative terms: Matureness, Ripeness
Antonyms: Green



2. Adjective. Fully prepared or eager. "The colonists were ripe for revolution"
Similar to: Ready

3. Adjective. Most suitable or right for a particular purpose. "The time is ripe for great sociological changes"
Exact synonyms: Good, Right
Similar to: Opportune
Derivative terms: Goodness

4. Adjective. At the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge. "A ripe mind"
Similar to: Mature

5. Adjective. Far along in time. "The ripe age of 90"
Exact synonyms: Advanced
Similar to: Late

Definition of Ripe

1. n. The bank of a river.

2. a. Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature; -- said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as, ripe grain.

3. v. i. To ripen; to grow ripe.

4. v. t. To mature; to ripen.

Definition of Ripe

1. Adjective. Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature; -- said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as, ripe grain. ¹

2. Adjective. Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow; as, ripe cheese; ripe wine. ¹

3. Adjective. (figuratively) Having attained its full development; mature; perfected; consummate. ¹

4. Adjective. (archaic) Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; -- said of sores, tumors, etc. ¹

5. Adjective. Ready for action or effect; prepared. ¹

6. Adjective. Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness. ¹

7. Adjective. (obsolete) Intoxicated. ¹

8. Adjective. (legal) Of a conflict between parties, having developed to a stage where the conflict may be reviewed by a court of law. ¹

9. Adjective. Smelly: having a disagreeable odor. ¹

10. Noun. (agriculture) A fruit or vegetable which has ripened. ¹

11. Verb. To ripen or mature ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ripe

1. fully developed [adj RIPER, RIPEST] : RIPELY [adv] / to cleanse [v RIPED, RIPING, RIPES] - See also: cleanse

Medical Definition of Ripe

1. 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." "He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one." (Shak) 4. Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; said of sores, tumours, 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." (Shak) 7. Intoxicated. "Reeling ripe." Synonym: Mature, complete, finished. See Mature. Origin: AS. Ripe; akin to OS. Ripi, D. Rijp, G. Rief, OHG. Rift; cf. AS. Rip harvest, ripan to reap. Cf. Reap. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ripe

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rip to shreds
rip up
riparial
riparian
riparian area
riparian buffer
riparian forest
riparian right
riparian wetland
riparians
riparious
ripazepam
ripcord
ripcords
ripe (current term)
ripe(p)
ripe cataract
ripe olive
ripeck
ripecks
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ripely
ripen
ripen up
ripened
ripener
ripeners
ripeness
ripenesses

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