adjective (riper, ripest)
- Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature; -- said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as, ripe grain.
- Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow; as, ripe cheese; ripe wine.
- (figurative) Having attained its full development; mature; perfected; consummate.
- (archaic) Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; -- said of sores, tumors, etc.
- (rfd-redundant) Ready for action or effect; prepared.
- (rfd-redundant) Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness.
- 1611, w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, s:The Tempest, The Tempest, Act V, Scene 1,
- :<span style="font-variant:small-caps">Alonso:</span> And Trinculo is reeling-: where should they / Find this grand liquor that hath gilded them? / How cam'st thou in this pickle?
- Of a conflict between parties, having developed to a stage where the conflict may be reviewed by a court of law.
- Dutch: rijp
- French: mí»r
- German: reif
- Italian: maturo
- Spanish: maduro
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