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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ripe \Ripe\ (r[imac]p), a. [Compar. Riper (r[imac]p"[~e]r); superl. Ripest.] [AS. r[imac]pe; akin to OS. r[imac]pi, D. rijp, G. rief, OHG. r[imac]ft; cf. AS. r[imac]p harvest, r[imac]pan to reap. Cf. Reap.] 1. Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature; -- said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as, ripe grain. [1913 Webster] So mayst thou live, till, like ripe fruit, thou drop Into thy mother's lap. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow; as, ripe cheese; ripe wine. [1913 Webster] 3. Having attained its full development; mature; perfected; consummate. "Ripe courage." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; -- said of sores, tumors, etc. [1913 Webster] 5. Ready for action or effect; prepared. [1913 Webster] While things were just ripe for a war. --Addison. [1913 Webster] I am not ripe to pass sentence on the gravest public bodies. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 6. Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness. [1913 Webster] Those happy smilets, That played on her ripe lip. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. Intoxicated. [Obs.] "Reeling ripe." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: Mature; complete; finished. See Mature. [1913 Webster]