Definition of ripe old age
- They both lived to a ripe old age.
- She decided at the ripe old age of 23 that she'd learned all there was to know about human nature.
: fully grown and developed : mature
: having mature knowledge, understanding, or judgment
: of advanced years : late
: dating from the remote past : ancient
: persisting from an earlier time
: of long standing
: one of a specified age
: old or earlier time
: the time of life at which some particular qualification, power, or capacity arises or rests
: one of the stages of life
: the length of an existence extending from the beginning to any given time
: to become old : show the effects or the characteristics of increasing age
: to acquire a desirable quality (such as mellowness or ripeness) by standing undisturbed for some time
: to cause to become old
: aggregate : collection
: action : process
: cumulative result of
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