ripe old age

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of ripe old age

:a very old age
  • They both lived to a ripe old age.
sometimes used humorously
  • She decided at the ripe old age of 23 that she'd learned all there was to know about human nature.

Word by Word Definitions

ripe play
  1. : fully grown and developed : mature

  2. : having mature knowledge, understanding, or judgment

  3. : of advanced years : late

old play
  1. : dating from the remote past : ancient

  2. : persisting from an earlier time

  3. : of long standing

  1. : one of a specified age

  2. : old or earlier time

age play
  1. : the time of life at which some particular qualification, power, or capacity arises or rests

  2. : one of the stages of life

  3. : the length of an existence extending from the beginning to any given time

  1. : to become old : show the effects or the characteristics of increasing age

  2. : to acquire a desirable quality (such as mellowness or ripeness) by standing undisturbed for some time

  3. : to cause to become old

  1. : aggregate : collection

  2. : action : process

  3. : cumulative result of


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