Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: ripened
IPA transcription: [ɹ'aɪpənd]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: aged, ripened
    Meaning: of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable); "mature well-aged cheeses"
Usage examples
  • Such goods as these are sometimes called unripened consumption goods, but until ripened they bear in part the character of durable agents.
  • My instruction to the natives finally ripened into the following “You fella bring me fella big fella clam—kai-kai he no stop, he walk about.
  • He never forgot to be grateful to Lady Throckmorton; and so, despite the wide difference between their respective ages and positions, their mutual liking had ripened into a familiarity of relationship which made them more like elder sister and younger brother than anything else.
  • It is to be noted further that the enjoyable goods pass over into psychic income, that is, they are the stream of objective utilities that is each moment detaching itself as income from the great mass of wealth. The durable goods are those utilities which for the time remain, not yet ripened or ready to be converted into psychic income.