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Definition of Ripe


  1. The bank of a river.
  2. Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature; -- said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as, ripe grain.
  3. Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow; as, ripe cheese; ripe wine.
  4. Having attained its full development; mature; perfected; consummate.
  5. Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; -- said of sores, tumors, etc.
  6. Ready for action or effect; prepared.
  7. Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness.
  8. Intoxicated.
  9. To ripen; to grow ripe.
  10. To mature; to ripen.

Ripe Quotations

Sense the blessings of the earth in the perfect arc of a ripe tangerine, the taste of warm, fresh bread, the circling flight of birds, the lavender color of the sky shining in a late afternoon rain puddle, the million times we pass other beings in our cars and shops and out among the trees without crashing, conflict, or harm.
Jack Kornfield

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
Che Guevara

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
Nelson Mandela

Once we're willing to confront our emotional suffering, we begin making choices based on attraction instead of aversion, love instead of fear. Where we used to think about what was 'safe,' we now become interested in doing what seems right or fun or meaningful or ripe with possibilities.
Martha Beck

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Ripe Translations

ripe in Afrikaans is ryp
ripe in Danish is moden
ripe in Dutch is rijp, bezonken, belegen
ripe in German is reif
ripe in Italian is maturo
ripe in Latin is esculentus
ripe in Norwegian is moden
ripe in Portuguese is maduro
ripe in Spanish is maduro, cerco
ripe in Swedish is mogen
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