Ripe

Definition of Ripe

Pronunciation: rīp
n.1.The bank of a river.
a.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.
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.
- Shak.
7.Intoxicated.
v. i.1.To ripen; to grow ripe.
v. t.1.To mature; to ripen.

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