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Meaning & Definition of Ripe in English

English

Ripe

/raɪp/

adjective

1. Fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used

  • "Ripe peaches"
  • "Full-bodied mature wines"
    synonym:
  • ripe
  • ,
  • mature

2. Fully prepared or eager

  • "The colonists were ripe for revolution"
    synonym:
  • ripe(p)

3. Most suitable or right for a particular purpose

  • "A good time to plant tomatoes"
  • "The right time to act"
  • "The time is ripe for great sociological changes"
    synonym:
  • good
  • ,
  • right
  • ,
  • ripe

4. At the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge

  • "A ripe mind"
    synonym:
  • ripe

5. Far along in time

  • "A man of advanced age"
  • "Advanced in years"
  • "A ripe old age"
  • "The ripe age of 90"
    synonym:
  • advanced
  • ,
  • ripe

Examples of using

These bananas are not ripe.
We have collected only ripe fruit.
The apple is not yet ripe.