Ready for reaping, gathering, or using; brought to completion or perfection; mature: usually said of that which is grown and used for food: as, ripe fruit; ripe corn.Advanced to the state of being fit for use, or in the best condition for use: said of mutton, venison, game, cheese, beer, etc., which has acquired a peculiar and approved flavor by keeping.Resembling ripe fruit in ruddiness, juiciness, or plumpness.Full-grown; developed; finished; having experience, knowledge, or skill; equipped; accomplished; wise; clever: as, a ripe judgment; a ripe old age.Mature; ready for some change or operation, as an ovum for discharge from the ovary, an abscess for lancing, a cataract for extraction, or a fish for spawning.Ready for action or effect: often preceded by a specific word: as, bursting ripe, fighting ripe—that is, ready to burst, or to fight.Synonyms Mature, Ripe. See mature.To ripen; grow ripe; be matured. See ripen.To grow old.To mature; ripen; make ripe.To search (especially, pockets); rummage; hence, to plunder.To poke.To sweep or wipe clean; clean.To examine strictly.To break up (rough ground).n. A bank.n. Same as rip.