At the ripe old age of 73, Tina Turner has finally landed her first Vogue cover.
Cameron's Conservatives still see the west coast as a land of infinite promise, ripe for policy plundering.
Louie Gohmert (R-TX) Louie Gohmert is ripe for the crazy caucus.
As budgets get squeezed, these will be ripe targets for cuts.
This classic American dessert consists of a tender, buttery biscuit, split and crammed with rich cream and ripe strawberries.
In less than a week after the delivery of the last letter, about six oclock in the evening, my plot was ripe, and I seized my man.
He gave the ripe ones to the tiger and the tiger had a good meal.
Her eyes are deeply, darkly blue, the curls which "fall adown her back are yellow, like ripe corn."
She questioned him, examined him, felt him, as we feel a peach to be certain it is ripe.
He was "a man without vices, even in his youth, but full even in ripe age of the sap of virility."
Old English ripe "ready for reaping, fit for eating, mature," from West Germanic *ripijaz (cf. Old Saxon ripi, Middle Dutch ripe, Dutch rijp, Old High German rifi, German reif); related to Old English repan "to reap" (see reap). Meaning "ready for some action or effect" is from 1590s. Related: Ripely; ripeness.