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Definition 1: fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where ripe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ripe peaches
  • full-bodied mature wines

Synonyms for ripe in the sense of this definition

(ripe is similar to ...) of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable)

"mature well-aged cheeses"

(ripe is similar to ...) having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging

"a mellow port" "mellowed fruit"

(ripe is similar to ...) too ripe and beginning to turn soft

Definition 2: far along in time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ripe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a man of advanced age
  • advanced in years
  • a ripe old age
  • the ripe age of 90

Synonyms for ripe in the sense of this definition

(ripe is similar to ...) being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time

"late evening" "late 18th century" "a late movie" "took a late flight" "had a late breakfast"

Definition 3: at the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ripe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ripe mind

(ripe is similar to ...) characteristic of maturity

"mature for her age"

Definition 4: most suitable or right for a particular purpose - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ripe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good time to plant tomatoes
  • the right time to act
  • the time is ripe for great sociological changes

Synonyms for ripe in the sense of this definition

(ripe is similar to ...) suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose

"an opportune place to make camp" "an opportune arrival" "an opportune time to receive guests"

Definition 5: fully prepared or eager - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ripe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the colonists were ripe for revolution

(ripe is similar to ...) completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress

"get ready" "she is ready to resign" "the bridge is ready to collapse" "I am ready to work" "ready for action" "ready for use" "the soup will be ready in a minute" "ready to learn to read"

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