adjective, rip·er, rip·est.
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Origin of ripe
synonym study for ripe
OTHER WORDS FROM riperipely, adverbripeness, nounhalf-ripe, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH riperife, ripe
Words nearby ripe
Example sentences from the Web for ripe
Caring for employees has never been harder, therefore, or more ripe for change.5 of the best tips for navigating the pandemic at work from chief HR officers|Michal Lev-Ram, writer|August 31, 2020|Fortune
Silbert, however, believes the opportunity is ripe for North American crypto firms to reclaim a significant share of the world’s mining power.
For each region, the team determined whether conditions were ripe for a flare-inducing double-arc instability, and then aimed to predict the most powerful flares the sun produces, called X-class flares.The physics of solar flares could help scientists predict imminent outbursts|Emily Conover|July 30, 2020|Science News
The moment was ripe for a novel statewide organizing approach.How Los Angeles and San Diego Unified Started Driving State Education Policy|Will Huntsberry|July 29, 2020|Voice of San Diego
He had the insight to tell when infrared technology, formerly the province of the experts, was ripe for routine use in a big project.Astronomers unveil the most complete 3-D map of the local universe|John Barrat|May 25, 2011|The Smithsonian Insider
The time is ripe—and right—for action to begin that would divest Russia of the World Cup and award it to another nation.
Police sources informed Reforma that both action are considered “high risk” and ripe for “anarchist infiltration.”
In 1968, at the ripe age of 14, I was at the Miami convention carrying my Rockefeller sign on the convention floor.
But one issue, intriguingly, seems ripe for genuine bipartisan cooperation: criminal justice reform.Why Isn’t Prison Justice on the Ballot This Tuesday?|Inimai Chettiar, Abigail Finkelman|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Judge is currently set for an October 10 release date, a ripe calendar spot for a potential Oscar run.Robert Downey Jr. Just Made the Year’s Sappiest Flick|Alex Suskind|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I prayed for her before the temple, and unto the very end I will seek after her, and she flourished as a grape soon ripe.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Perhaps another reason may be named in the wood being so ripe and dry as to permit free vibration.Violins and Violin Makers|Joseph Pearce
They soon reached a small island where ripe fruits were abundant, and where they could provide fresh supplies for the ships.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
Christianity spread rapidly because the Roman Empire was ripe for a new religion.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
When the leaf is ripe, it gets yellow spots on it; and on bending the leaf it cracks.
British Dictionary definitions for ripe
- complete; thorough
- excessive; exorbitant
Derived forms of riperipely, adverbripeness, noun
Word Origin for ripe
Idioms and Phrases with ripe
In addition to the idiom beginning with ripe
- ripe old age
- time is ripe