verb (used with or without object)
to make or become ripe.
to bring or come to maturity, the proper condition, etc.; mature.
to make or become ripe
noun, Diving. 1. an entry into the water with little splashing.
- Ripe old age
An age advanced in years, as in I expect to live to a ripe old age. The adjective ripe here means “fully developed physically and mentally,” but the current use of the idiom usually just signifies a long lifespan. [ Second half of 1300s ]
adjective, riper, ripest. 1. having arrived at such a stage of growth or development as to be ready for reaping, gathering, eating, or use, as grain or fruit; completely matured. 2. resembling such fruit, as in ruddiness and fullness: ripe, red lips. 3. advanced to the point of being in the best condition for use, […]
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a disease of fruit or vegetable storage organs at the ripening stage, caused by any of several fungi or bacteria and characterized by spotting and rapid decay.