Meaning of RIPE in English
/ raɪp; NAmE / adjective ( riper , rip·est )
( of fruit or crops ) fully grown and ready to be eaten
( of cheese or wine ) having a flavour that has fully developed
( of a smell ) strong and unpleasant
ripe (for sth) ready or suitable for sth to happen :
This land is ripe for development.
The conditions were ripe for social change.
Reforms were promised when the time was ripe .
► ripe·ness noun [ U ]
- a / the ripe old age (of ... )
Old English rīpe , of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch rijp and German reif .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005