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Ripe appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Ripe white wheat reapers reap ripe white wheat right.
  • The ruddy widow really wants ripe watermelon and red roses when winter arrives.

Ripe appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • To get a ripe note, ban a bet one pirate got.
  • To get a ripe note, nab a net one pirate got.
  • To get a ripe lamb, elect a fan a fat celeb male pirate got.
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The word ripe is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective ripe

What does ripe mean as an attribute of a noun?

Ripe is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: riper | ripest

  1. fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used
  2. fully prepared or eager
    • example: the colonists were ripe for revolution
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • similar: ready
  3. most suitable or right for a particular purpose
    • example: the time is ripe for great sociological changes
    • synonyms of ripe: good / right
    • similar: opportune
  4. at the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge
    • example: a ripe mind
    • similar: mature
  5. far along in time
    • examples: a ripe old age | the ripe age of 90
    • synonym of ripe: advanced
    • similar: late

Alternative definition of the adjective ripe


  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. [figuratively] Having attained its full development; mature; perfected; consummate.
  4. [archaic] Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; -- said of sores, tumors, etc.
  5. Ready for action or effect; prepared.
  6. Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness.
  7. [obsolete] Intoxicated.
  8. [legal] Of a conflict between parties, having developed to a stage where the conflict may be reviewed by a court of law.
  9. Smelly: having a disagreeable odor.

Definition of the noun ripe

What does ripe mean as a name of something?


  1. [agriculture] A fruit or vegetable which has ripened.

Definition of the verb ripe

What does ripe mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: riped | riping | ripes

  1. To ripen or mature


"Ripe" is a 1996 American independent drama film released in 1997. It was the first film written & directed by Mo Ogrodnik & starred Monica Keena & Daisy Eagan.


  1. "Ripe" is the sixth album by Australian musician Ben Lee, released on 18 September 2007. The first single from the album was "Love Me Like the World Is Ending".
    • genre: Indie pop
    • released on (8 years ago)
  2. "Ripe" is a musical album of Skavoovie & The Epitones.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  3. "Ripe" is a musical album of Banderas.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  4. "Ripe" is a musical album of Amae Love.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  5. "Ripe" is a musical album of Scott McGill's Hand Farm.
    • released in (16 years ago)


  1. Ripe is a musical group.
    • albums: "Tough Guys Don't Dance", "Love Your Guts", "Something Fierce"
  2. Ripe is a musical group.
    • album: "The Eloquence of Silence"

There are other groups with in their name, like loli ripe and Ripe Banana Skins.


Ripe is a village within the Wealden District of East Sussex, England. It forms part of the Chalvington with Ripe civil parish and is located eight miles east of Lewes in the valley north of the South Downs. The two villages are adjacent to one another, Ripe ecclesiastical parish being the larger of the two in area. There is limited public transport to the village.


RIPE: Réseaux IP Européens is a forum open to all parties with an interest in the technical development of the Internet. The RIPE community’s objective is to ensure that the administrative and technical coordination necessary to maintain and develop the Internet continues. It is not a standards body like the Internet Engineering Task Force and does not deal with domain names like ICANN.

Phrases with Ripe

  1. ripe olive
  2. To Ripe

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ripe

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Google previewThe Lexicon of Proto-Oceanic (2007)

The Culture and Environment of Ancestral Oceanic Society. The physical environment. Volume 2 by Malcolm Ross, Andrew Pawley, Meredith Osmond

A difficulty in reconstructing this term is its formal and semantic similarity to POc * matuqu 'coconut growth stage: ripe, brown but has not fallen yet' (Ross 1996c). It is sometimes quite difficult to determine which of the two reconstructions a reflex ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: pt. 1. Pachyrhizus to Rye. pt. 2. Sabadilla to Silica. pt. 3. Silk to Tea. pt. 4. Tectona to Zygophillum (1893)

by Sir George Watt

NEPAL; Tree=SiIim, ripe fruit=silim~kung, LEPCHA Ripe fruit-Hana, PAHARI ; Tree=Karedha, haridra, harira, URIYA; ree=Ka]o, MAG"; Tree=Harrli, hirdi, C. P.; Tree-Karka, harro, hir, horda, maJmka, GOND; Tree=Har, haroira, hararo, N.- W. P.; ...

Google previewThe Universal Gardener and Botanist: Or, A General Dictionary of Gardening and Botany ... The Second Edition. Carefully Revised ... and Very Much Enlarged, Etc (1797)

by Thomas MAWE (and ABERCROMBIE (John) Horticulturist.)

A large round fruit, swelling on one fide, and beautifully fpotted with red next the sun; ripe about the middle of August. 6. Early Purple Peach..] A large, round, - purplish red fruit; ripe middle of August. 7. Late Purple Peach.] A fine, large, round, ...

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Quotes about Ripe

When I was almost 13 I was ripe for religion. I was actually just plain ripe. (Kathie Lee Gifford)
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Scrabble value of R1I1P3E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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