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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ripe /ˈraɪp/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ripe n.  The bank of a river. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ripe a. [Compar. Riper superl. Ripest.]
 1. Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature; -- said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as, ripe grain.
 So mayst thou live, till, like ripe fruit, thou drop
 Into thy mother's lap.   --Milton.
 2. Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow; as, ripe cheese; ripe wine.
 3. Having attained its full development; mature; perfected; consummate. Ripe courage.”
    He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one.   --Shak.
 4. Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; -- said of sores, tumors, etc.
 5. Ready for action or effect; prepared.
    While things were just ripe for a war.   --Addison.
    I am not ripe to pass sentence on the gravest public bodies.   --Burke.
 6. Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness.
 Those happy smilets,
 That played on her ripe lip.   --Shak.
 7. Intoxicated. [Obs.] “Reeling ripe.”
 Syn: -- Mature; complete; finished. See Mature.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ripe, v. i.  To ripen; to grow ripe. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ripe, v. t. To mature; to ripen. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used;
             "ripe peaches"; "full-bodies mature wines" [syn: mature]
             [ant: green]
      2: fully prepared or eager; "the colonists were ripe for
         revolution" [syn: 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" [syn: good,
      4: at the highest point of development especially in judgment
         or knowledge; "a ripe mind"
      5: far along in time; "a man of advanced age"; "advanced in
         years"; "a ripe old age"; "the ripe age of 90" [syn: advanced]