'ripe' can also be used as an adjective to describe a very strong stinky smell- such as armpit odor, dirty socks or a dead body. as in 'whoah- he's ripe!' 'damn- those are ripe!'

RIPE: Reseaux IP Europeans, the European equivalent to Network Solutions and ARIN combined. Functional, but fairly slow compared to its American counterpart.

Ripe (?), n. [L. ripa.]

The bank of a river.



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Ripe (?), a. [Compar. Riper (?); superl. Ripest.] [AS. ripe; akin to OS. ripi, D. rijp, G. rief, OHG. rift; cf. AS. rip harvest, ripan to reap. Cf. Reap.]


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.


Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow; as, ripe cheese; ripe wine.


Having attained its full development; mature; perfected; consummate.

"Ripe courage."


He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one. Shak.


Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; -- said of sores, tumors, etc.


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.


Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness.

Those happy smilets, That played on her ripe lip. Shak.



[Obs.] "Reeling ripe."


Syn. -- Mature; complete; finished. See Mature.


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Ripe, v. i. [AS. ripian.]

To ripen; to grow ripe.



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Ripe, v. t.

To mature; to ripen.




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