ripe old age

Definition of ripe old age

  1. :  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

ripeplay
  1. :  fully grown and developed :  mature

    :  having mature knowledge, understanding, or judgment

    :  of advanced years :  late

  1. :  dating from the remote past :  ancient

    :  persisting from an earlier time

    :  of long standing

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

    :  majority

    :  one of the stages of life

  1. :  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


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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