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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
ripe
adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
fruit
▪ Start with fresh, ripe fruit, then rinse carefully in cold water and drain well or pat dry with paper towel.
▪ Success fell into their laps like ripe fruit from a tree.
▪ I glance up from my book to notice the apple tree heavy with ripe fruit.
tomato
▪ The end result was that my head now looked like a ripe tomato.
▪ Numerous recipes use more familiar ingredients, such as the summertime trio of ripe tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Don't pick the apples until they're really ripe.
▪ Is this melon ripe enough to eat?
▪ We were pretty ripe after a week of hiking.
▪ You'll need a pound of ripe tomatoes.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Even when ripe, these huge fruits have a greenish yellow skin and flesh, so don't be put off.
▪ I can taste the rich meat of venison studded with ripe apples and sweet Texas onions.
▪ I checked daily, in September, until the point where they were almost ripe.
▪ It was not until they levelled out that she thought again about the possibility of living to a ripe old age.
▪ So it seemed Meurent lived to a ripe old age.
▪ The air was ripe with rhetoric, much of it aimed toward the record industry and threatening to whites.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ripe

Ripe \Ripe\, v. i. [AS. r[=i]pian.] To ripen; to grow ripe. [Obs.]

Ripe

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

Ripe

Ripe \Ripe\ (r[imac]p), n. [L. ripa.] The bank of a river. [Obs.]

Ripe

Ripe \Ripe\ (r[imac]p), a. [Compar. Riper (r[imac]p"[~e]r); superl. Ripest.] [AS. r[=i]pe; akin to OS. r[=i]pi, D. rijp, G. rief, OHG. r[=i]ft; cf. AS. r[=i]p harvest, r[=i]pan to reap. Cf. Reap.]

  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.''
    --Chaucer.

    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.''
    --Shak.

    Syn: Mature; complete; finished. See Mature.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
ripe

Old English ripe "ready for reaping, fit for eating, mature," from West Germanic *ripijaz (cognates: Old Saxon ripi, Middle Dutch ripe, Dutch rijp, Old High German rifi, German reif); related to Old English repan "to reap" (see reap). Meaning "ready for some action or effect" is from 1590s. Related: Ripely; ripeness.

Wiktionary
ripe

Etymology 1

  1. Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature; -- said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as, ripe grain. n. (context agriculture English) A fruit or vegetable which has ripened. v

  2. To ripen or mature Etymology 2

    n. The bank of a river.

WordNet
ripe
  1. adj. 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, right]

  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]

Wikipedia
Ripe (album)

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".

Produced by John Alagia, the album features guest appearances from Mandy Moore, Benji Madden, Benmont Tench, Rachael Yamagata, Rooney, Sara Watkins and Charlotte Martin.

It entered the ARIA Albums Chart at No. 11 on 24 September.

Ripe (film)

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.

RIPE

Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE, French for "European IP Networks") 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 (IETF) and does not deal with domain names like ICANN.

RIPE is not a legal entity and has no formal membership. This means that anybody who is interested in the work of RIPE can participate through mailing lists and by attending meetings. RIPE has a chairman to keep an eye on work between RIPE meetings and to be its external liaison. Rob Blokzijl was the spokesperson at the start and later the chairman. The RIPE community interacts via RIPE Mailing Lists, RIPE Working Groups, and RIPE Meetings.

Although similar in name, the RIPE NCC and RIPE are separate entities. The RIPE NCC provides administrative support to RIPE, such as the facilitation of RIPE meetings and providing administrative support to RIPE Working Groups. It was established in 1992 by the RIPE community to serve as an administrative body.

Ripe (Slug album)

Ripe is the debut album by Slug, a Field Music Production led by former Field Music touring bassist Ian Black. The tracks 'Cockeyed Rabbit Wrapped In Plastic', 'Running To Get Past Your Heart' and 'Greasy Mind' were selected for radio promotion, with a video being produced for the latter. Ian Black describes the writing process for the album as a series of 'what-if' scenarios- "What if we take a stoner metal riff and use it like a dub bass part....that was the idea. Let's add some 4 part harmonies some squelch bass, some hisses and triangle and you've got a peculiar, sinister song." He has cited horror movie soundtracks by Fabio Frizzi, Goblin, Lalo Schifrin, Andrzej Korzynski and John Carpenter as a major influence on his songwriting.

Usage examples of "ripe".

The commons appeared determined no longer to brook a delay of the agrarian law, and extreme violence was on the eve of being resorted to, when it was ascertained from the burning of the country-houses and the flight of the peasants that the Volscians were at hand: this circumstance checked the sedition that was now ripe and almost breaking out.

She tapped her toe impatiently, wondering why Duncan persisted in talking about old and withered Eglantine when she, ripe and lovely Alienor, was directly before him.

One could see, even before he mentioned it, that he had gone to an ivy-clad public school in its anecdotage, with magnificent traditions, aristocratic associations, and no chemical laboratories, and proceeded thence to a venerable college in the very ripest Gothic.

I have here in my gourd A draught of wine, yea, of a ripe grape, And right anon ye shall see a good jape.

The tangled branches of wild apricot trees ringed the pool, perfuming the air with the scent of ripe fruit.

When the arbutus and myrtle berries are ripe the blackbirds are eagerly hunted, as at that time they are plump and make very savoury and delicate eating.

Her body was graciously formed, her breasts symmetrical and firm, their aureolas were the colour of ripe mulberries, the nipples upturned and out-thrust.

A chicken leg, a meat pasty, half of a baguette, a large chunk of ripe cheese, and a strawberry tart nestled in the checkered napkin beside a bottle of lemonade.

Probably The Shadow had trailed Marcus Beld here, and had decided the time was ripe for a visit of his own.

The slave hastened to inform the party that the scroll fastened to the cork betokened its birth from Chios, and its age a ripe fifty years.

The maid had set out five bone china plates holding salads that combined Bibb lettuce, avocado slices, and wedges of ripe pear with a crumbling of Gorgonzola.

Job Caudle was left in this briary world without his daily guide and nocturnal monitress, he was in the ripe fulness of fifty-seven.

The ripe smell of the bullaces gave an exotic scent, sun-heated with a hint of fermentation.

Chemically they contain tartaric acid when unripe, and both malic and citric acids when ripe.

Her belly hung like a ripe guava, pale in the sweat-soaked shift that clung to it.