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
Example sentences from the Web for ripe
That sad, though glorious reversion of our riper and darker years?Ernest Linwood|Caroline Lee Hentz
He loved him all the same, for nothing is stronger than the ties of childhood taken up again at a riper age.Original Short Stories, Volume 9 (of 13)|Guy de Maupassant
In the riper period of art the type is softer, and Apollo appears in a form which seeks to combine manhood and eternal youth.
A sad event which happened in 1843 carried the poet in riper years back to these youthful days and that happy family circle.
The more developed simile belongs to a riper and more reflective culture, and is exceedingly rare in this early native product.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2|Charles Dudley Warner
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