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adjective (riper, ripest)
  1. Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature; -- said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as, ripe grain.
  2. Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow; as, ripe cheese; ripe wine.
  3. (figurative) Having attained its full development; mature; perfected; consummate.
  4. (archaic) Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; -- said of sores, tumors, etc.
  5. (rfd-redundant) Ready for action or effect; prepared.
  6. (rfd-redundant) Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness.
  7. Intoxicated.
    • 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?
      1. Of a conflict between parties, having developed to a stage where the conflict may be reviewed by a court of law.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: rijp
  • French: mí»r
  • German: reif
  • Italian: maturo
  • Spanish: maduro

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