- 1(of fruit or crops) fully grown and ready to be eaten Pick the tomatoes before they get too ripe. opposite unripe
- 2(of cheese or wine) having a flavor that has fully developed synonym mature
- 3(of a smell) strong and unpleasant
- 4 ripe (for something) ready or suitable for something to happen This land is ripe for development. The conditions were ripe for social change. We'll suggest these changes when the time is ripe. Idioms
an age that is considered to be very old He lived to the ripe old age of 91.
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