What does the word ripe mean?

Usage examples for ripe

  1. He wanted to see if the cherries were ripe. – Exciting Adventures of Mister Robert Robin by Ben Field
  2. For a second the idea came to him that he must take her in his arms, there in the edge of the woods, burn kisses on her ripe mouth, win her back to him by force, as he had won all life's battles. – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  3. She stood by his side with the sunlight playing upon her face and her hair- a girl brilliant with life, ripe to turn its possibilities into facts; and she shrank from the ordeal, so hardly had she been hit! – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason

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