English adjective: ripe
|1.||ripe fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used|
Full-bodied mature wines.
|Similar||aged, mellow, mellowed, overripe, ripened|
|Antonyms||unripe, unripened, green, immature|
|2.||ripe fully prepared or eager|
|Samples||The colonists were ripe for revolution.|
|3.||ripe most suitable or right for a particular purpose|
|Samples||A good time to plant tomatoes.|
The right time to act.
The time is ripe for great sociological changes.
|4.||ripe at the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge|
|Samples||A ripe mind.|
|5.||ripe far along in time|
|Samples||A man of advanced age.|
Advanced in years.
A ripe old age.
The ripe age of 90.