What does ripen mean?

Definitions for ripen
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ripen, mature(verb)

    cause to ripen or develop fully

    "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"

  2. ripen(verb)

    grow ripe

    "The plums ripen in July"

Wiktionary

  1. ripen(Verb)

    to grow ripe; to become mature, as in botany: grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun.

  2. ripen(Verb)

    To approach or come to perfection.

  3. ripen(Verb)

    To cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn.

  4. ripen(Verb)

    To mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as, to ripen the judgment.

    When faith and love, which parted from thee never, Had ripined thy iust soul to dwell with God. --Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ripen(verb)

    to grow ripe; to become mature, as grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun

  2. Ripen(verb)

    to approach or come to perfection

  3. Ripen(verb)

    to cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn

  4. Ripen(verb)

    to mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as, to ripen the judgment

Freebase

  1. Ripen

    Ripen is the second studio album by singer/songwriter Shawn McDonald on Sparrow Records.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ripen in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ripen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ripen in a Sentence

  1. Marcus Aurelius:

    Nothing important comes into being overnight; even grapes or figs need time to ripen. If you say that you want a fig now, I will tell you to be patient. First, you must allow the tree to flower, then put forth fruit; then you have to wait until the fruit is ripe. So if the fruit of a fig tree is not brought to maturity instantly or in an hour, how do you expect the human mind to come to fruition, so quickly and easily?

  2. Anuj Somany:

    It does not surprise so much by seeing the option being given via online poll to the population for selection between 'Rotten Apple' and 'Ripen Banana' in the ensuing competition, as much by looking at them showing their finger mark proudly after excitedly casting their vote in favour of one of them.

  3. Chalmers Carr:

    A peach [ that ] is good today is not good tomorrow. That's how quick things ripen.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Plant the trees just for beauty. If flowers bloom or fruits ripen, enjoy it as a gift and appreciate nature as a universal giver.

  5. Ravindra Pasale:

    Don't allow the ego fruit to ripen before it falls.

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