Ripest vs Risest - What's the difference?

ripest | risest |

As an adjective ripest

is (ripe).

As a verb risest is

(archaic) third-person singular present simple form of rise .




  • (ripe)
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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) . Related to (l).


  • Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature; -- said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as, ripe grain.
  • * Milton
  • So mayst thou live, till, like ripe fruit, thou drop / Into thy mother's lap.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= David Van Tassel], [ Lee DeHaan
  • , title= Wild Plants to the Rescue , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Plant breeding is always a numbers game.
  • Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow; as, ripe cheese; ripe wine.
  • (figuratively) Having attained its full development; mature; perfected; consummate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one.
  • (archaic) Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; -- said of sores, tumors, etc.
  • Ready for action or effect; prepared.
  • * Addison
  • while things were just ripe for a war
  • * Burke
  • I am not ripe to pass sentence on the gravest public bodies.
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  • Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Those happy smilets, / That played on her ripe lip.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1981, author=Daniel Curzon, title=Human Warmth & Other Stories, isbn=0912516542 citation
  • passage=He looked back once at the waving hands, the mother's glowing, ripe cheeks.}}
  • (obsolete) Intoxicated.
  • * 1611, (William Shakespeare), , Act V, Scene 1,
  • Alonso: And Trinculo is reeling-ripe : where should they / Find this grand liquor that hath gilded them? / How cam'st thou in this pickle?
  • (legal) Of a conflict between parties, having developed to a stage where the conflict may be reviewed by a court of law.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2004, author=Kenneth F. Warren, title=Administrative Law in the Political System, isbn=0813341167 citation
  • passage=Problems emerge in judging whether a case is ripe , however, when contested general agency directives are issued that are not aimed at specific parties.}}
  • Smelly: having a disagreeable odor.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2004, author=Colum McCann, title=Fishing the Sloe-Black River, isbn=0312423381 citation
  • , passage=Dolores, giving her a bath yesterday, said she was a bit ripe under the armpits.}}
    * See also
    * unripe
    Derived terms
    * ripeness


    (en noun)
  • (agriculture) A fruit or vegetable which has ripened.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1993, page=76, author=Paul J. Dosal, title=Doing Business with the Dictators, isbn=0842024395 citation
  • , passage=When he realized that the ripes would not make it back to Selma, Zemurray offered a free bunch of bananas to any telegraph operator who notified local grocers that he was coming through with a shipment of bananas.}}


  • To ripen or mature
  • * 1594 , , Act II Scene VIII,

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) (lena) ripa.


    (en noun)
  • The bank of a river.
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  • (archaic) Third-person singular present simple form of rise
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