Definition of ripe :
1. Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow; as, ripe cheese; ripe wine.
2. Having attained its full development; mature; perfected; consummate.
4. Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness.
5. Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; - said of sores, tumors, etc.
6. Ready for action or effect; prepared.
7. Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature; - said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as, ripe grain.
8. The bank of a river.
9. To mature; to ripen.
10. To ripen; to grow ripe.
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aged (part of speech: adjective)
pulpy (part of speech: adjective)
- " The time is not yet ripe for that. - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
- Things are ripe now and we can't afford to have you loose." - "The Lash", Olin L. Lyman.
- You, more fortunate than we, will find the clew to the riddle, when all things are accomplished, and the times are ripe.... - "Lady Rose's Daughter", Mrs. Humphry Ward.