HyperDic: ripe

English > 5 senses of the word ripe:
ADJECTIVEallripe, maturefully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used
allripefully prepared or eager
allripe, good, rightmost suitable or right for a particular purpose
allripeat the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge
allripe, advancedfar along in time
ripe > pronunciation
Soundsray'p
Rhymesarchetype ... wipe: 24 rhymes with ayp...
English > ripe: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningfully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used.
Example"ripe peaches"
Synonymmature
Narroweraged, ripenedOf wines, fruit, cheeses
mellow, mellowedHaving a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging
overripeToo ripe and beginning to turn soft
Oppositegreen, unripe, unripened, immaturenot fully developed or mature
Spanishcurado, madura, maduro
Catalanmadur, madura
Nounsripenessthe state of being ripe
Adverbsripelywith mature / mature or developed appearance
English > ripe: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningfully prepared or eager.
Example"the colonists were ripe for revolution"
BroaderreadyCompletely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
English > ripe: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningMost suitable or right for a particular purpose.
Example "the time is ripe for great sociological changes"
Synonymsgood, right
BroaderopportuneSuitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose
Spanishbuen, bueno, ideal, idóneo
Catalanbo, ideal, idoni
English > ripe: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningAt the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge.
Example"a ripe mind"
Broadermaturecharacteristic of maturity
Spanishmaduro
English > ripe: 5 senses > adjective 5
MeaningFar along in time.
Examples
  • "a ripe old age"
  • "the ripe age of 90"
Synonymadvanced
BroaderlateBeing or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
Spanishavanzado
Catalanavançat

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