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1. ripe

adjective. ['ˈraɪp'] fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used.

Synonyms

  • aged
  • mature
  • overripe
  • mellowed
  • ripened

Antonyms

  • harden
  • tense
  • hard
  • young

Etymology

  • ripe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Ripe

  • swipe
  • stipe
  • snipe
  • wipe
  • type
  • syp
  • sipe
  • shipe
  • pipe
  • lipe
  • knipe
  • hype
  • gipe

How do you pronounce ripe?

Pronounce ripe as raɪp.

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Example sentences of the word ripe


1. Adjective
This is when the seed is ripe and ready for planting and should be planted right away.

2. Noun, singular or mass
A ripe berry will easily separate from the stem with no damage.

Quotes containing the word ripe


1. I will take the sun in my mouthand leap into the ripe air Alive with closed eyesto dash against darkness
- E.E. Cummings, Poems, 1923-1954

2. Time that withers you will wither me. We will fall like ripe fruit and roll down the grass together. Dear friend, let me lie beside you watching the clouds until the earth covers us and we are gone.
- Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body

3. The revolution is not an apple that falls when ripe. You have to make it fall.
- Ernesto Che Guevara

2. ripe

adjective. ['ˈraɪp'] fully prepared or eager.

Antonyms

  • unfledged

Etymology

  • ripe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. ripe

adjective. ['ˈraɪp'] most suitable or right for a particular purpose.

Synonyms

  • right
  • good

Antonyms

  • fresh
  • new
  • immaturity

Etymology

  • ripe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. ripe

adjective. ['ˈraɪp'] far along in time.

Synonyms

  • late

Antonyms

  • early
  • sober

Etymology

  • ripe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. ripe

adjective. ['ˈraɪp'] at the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge.

Antonyms

  • stay

Etymology

  • ripe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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