ripen

  • 1Ripen — Rip en, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ripened};p. pr. & vb. n. {Ripening}.] 1. To grow ripe; to become mature, as grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun. [1913 Webster] 2. To approach or come to perfection. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2Ripen — Rip en, v. t. 1. To cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn. [1913 Webster] 2. To mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as, to ripen the judgment. [1913 Webster] When faith and love, which parted from thee… …

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  • 3Ripen — Ripen, Stift, so v.w. Ribe …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 4Ripen — Ripen, dän. Amt und Stadt, s. Ribe …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 5Ripen — Ripen, Stadt in Jütland, s. Ribe …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 6ripen — index develop, mature, progress Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7Ripen — Ripen,   deutscher Name der Stadt Ribe in Dänemark.   …

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  • 8ripen — (v.) to grow ripe, 1560s, from RIPE (Cf. ripe) + EN (Cf. en) (1). Related: Ripened; ripening. Earlier, the verb was simply ripe, from late O.E. ripian, from the adjective …

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  • 9ripen — *mature, develop, age Analogous words: *improve, better: enhance, heighten, *intensify: season (see HARDEN) …

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  • 10ripen — ► VERB ▪ become or make ripe …

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  • 11ripen — [rī′pən] vi., vt. to become or make ripe; mature, age, cure, etc. ripener n …

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  • 12Ripen — Der Dom zu Ripen – das Wahrzeichen der Stadt Bootsanlegestelle von Ribe Ribe (von altdän.: ripa = Flussufer; …

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  • 13ripen — [[t]ra͟ɪpən[/t]] ripens, ripening, ripened V ERG When crops ripen or when the sun ripens them, they become ripe. I m waiting for the apples to ripen... [V n] You can ripen the tomatoes on a sunny windowsill for a day or two. [V ed] ...an… …

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  • 14ripen — v. (d; intr.) to ripen into (their friendship ripened into love) * * * [ raɪpən] (d; intr.) to ripen into (their friendship ripened into love) …

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  • 15ripen — UK [ˈraɪpən] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms ripen : present tense I/you/we/they ripen he/she/it ripens present participle ripening past tense ripened past participle ripened to become ripe, or to make something ripe grapes… …

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  • 16ripen — verb a) to grow ripe; to become mature, as in botany: grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun. When faith and love, which parted from thee never, Had ripined thy iust soul to dwell with God. Milton …

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  • 17ripen up — verb to ripen; become ripe …

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  • 18ripen — verb Ripen is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑barley, ↑berry, ↑fruit …

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  • 19ripen — Synonyms and related words: advance, age, alter into, attain majority, be converted into, bear fruit, beautify, become, better, bloom, blossom, blow, bring to maturity, change into, come of age, come round to, come to fruition, come to maturity,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20ripen — verb we let the grapes ripen on the vine Syn: become ripe, mature, mellow See note at mature …

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