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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

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

If an apple blossom or a ripe apple could tell its own story, it would be, still more than its own, the story of the sunshine that smiled upon it, of the winds that whispered to it, of the birds that sang around it, of the storms that visited it, and of the motherly tree that held it and fed it until its petals were unfolded and its form developed.
Lucy Larcom

The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe.
Torquato Tasso

There will always be something to ruin our lives, it all depends on what or which finds us first. We are always ripe and ready to be taken.
Charles Bukowski
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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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