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Webster 1913 Edition


Ripeness

Ripe′ness

,
Noun.
[AS.
rīpness
.]
The state or quality of being ripe; maturity;; completeness; perfection;
as, the
ripeness
of grain;
ripeness
of manhood;
ripeness
of judgment.
Time, which made them their fame outlive,
To Cowley scarce did
ripeness
give.
Denham.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ripeness

RI'PENESS

, n.
1.
The state of being ripe or brought to that state of perfection which fits for use; maturity; as the ripeness of grain.
2.
Full growth.
Time which made them their fame outlive, to Cowley scarce did ripeness give.
3.
Perfection; completeness; as the ripeness of virtue, wisdom or judgment.
4.
Fitness; qualification.
5.
Complete maturation or suppuration, as of an ulcer or abscess.
6.
A state of preparation; as the ripeness of a project for execution.

Definition 2022


ripeness

ripeness

English

Noun

ripeness (countable and uncountable, plural ripenesses)

  1. the characteristic of being ripe

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