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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ripe  \Ripe\,  v.  i.  [AS.  r[=i]pian.] 
  To  ripen;  to  grow  ripe.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ripe  \Ripe\,  v.  t. 
  To  mature;  to  ripen.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ripe  \Ripe\  (r[imac]p),  n.  [L.  ripa.] 
  The  bank  of  a  river.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ripe  \Ripe\  (r[imac]p),  a.  [Compar.  {Riper}  (-[~e]r);  superl. 
  {Ripest}.]  [AS.  r[=i]pe;  akin  to  OS  r[=i]pi,  D.  rijp,  G. 
  rief,  OHG.  r[=i]ft;  cf  AS  r[=i]p  harvest,  r[=i]pan  to  reap. 
  Cf  {Reap}.] 
  1.  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. 
  2.  Advanced  to  the  state  of  fitness  for  use  mellow;  as  ripe 
  cheese;  ripe  wine. 
  3.  Having  attained  its  full  development;  mature;  perfected; 
  consummate.  ``Ripe  courage.''  --Chaucer. 
  He  was  a  scholar,  and  a  ripe  and  good  one  --Shak. 
  4.  Maturated  or  suppurated;  ready  to  discharge;  --  said  of 
  sores,  tumors,  etc 
  5.  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. 
  6.  Like  ripened  fruit  in  ruddiness  and  plumpness. 
  Those  happy  smilets,  That  played  on  her  ripe  lip. 
  7.  Intoxicated.  [Obs.]  ``Reeling  ripe.''  --Shak. 
  Syn:  Mature;  complete;  finished.  See  {Mature}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  fully  developed  or  matured  and  ready  to  be  eaten  or  used 
  "ripe  peaches";  "full-bodies  mature  wines"  [syn:  {mature}] 
  [ant:  {green}] 
  2:  fully  prepared  or  eager;  "the  colonists  were  ripe  for 
  revolution"  [syn:  {ripe(p)}] 
  3:  most  suitable  or  right  for  a  particular  purpose;  "a  good 
  time  to  plant  tomatoes";  "the  right  time  to  act";  "the 
  time  is  ripe  for  great  sociological  changes"  [syn:  {good}, 
  4:  at  the  highest  point  of  development  especially  in  judgment 
  or  knowledge;  "a  ripe  mind" 
  5:  far  along  in  time;  "a  man  of  advanced  age";  "advanced  in 
  years";  "a  ripe  old  age";  "the  ripe  age  of  90"  [syn:  {advanced}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  {Réseaux  IP  Européens} 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Reseaux  IP  Europeenne  (Europenet) 

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