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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maturation, ripening, maturementnoun

    coming to full development; becoming mature

  2. ripening, aging, ageingnoun

    acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time

Wiktionary

  1. ripeningnoun

    The process of becoming ripe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ripening

    of Ripen

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  1. Ripening

    Ripening is a process in fruits that causes them to become more palatable. In general, a fruit becomes sweeter, less green, and softer as it ripens. Even though the acidity of fruit increases as it ripens, the higher acidity level does not make the fruit seem tarter, which can lead to the misunderstanding that the riper the fruit the sweeter. This is attributed to the Brix-Acid Ratio.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ripening in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ripening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of ripening in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.

  2. Aristotle:

    Wishing to be friends is quick work but friendship is slow ripening fruit.

  3. Aristotle:

    Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is slow-ripening fruit.

  4. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    Everything is gestation and then bringing forth. To let each impression and each germ of feeling come to completion wholly in itself, in the dark, in the inexpressible, the unconscious, beyond the reach of one's own intelligence, and await with deep humility and patience the birth-hour of a new clarity: that alone is living the artist's life, in understanding and in creating. There is no measuring in time, no year matters, and ten years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confidence in the storms of spring without fear that after them may come no summer.”

  5. Henry George:

    If I have worked harder and built myself a good house while you have been content to live in a hovel, the tax gatherer now comes annually to make me pay a penalty for my energy and industry by taxing me more than you. If I have saved while you wasted, I am [taxed] while you are exempt. If a man built a ship, we make him pay for his temerity as though he had done injury to the state; if a railroad be opened, down comes the tax collector upon it as though were a public nuisance.... We punish with a tax the man who covers barren fields with ripening grain; we fine him who puts up machinery and him who drains a swamp. To abolish these taxes would be to lift the whole enormous weight of taxation from productive industry.... The state would say to the producer, 'Be as industrious, as thrifty, as enterprising as you choose. You shall have your full reward!

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