Definition of Ready

1. Noun. Poised for action. "Their guns were at the ready"

Generic synonyms: Preparation, Preparedness, Readiness

2. Verb. Prepare for eating by applying heat. "The chefs ready the vegetables"; "Fix breakfast for the guests, please"

3. Adjective. Completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress. "Ready to learn to read"

4. Verb. Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc. "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

5. Adjective. (of especially money) immediately available. "A ready source of cash"
Similar to: Available

6. Adjective. Mentally disposed. "He was ready to believe her"
Similar to: Willing

7. Adjective. Made suitable and available for immediate use. "Dinner is ready"
Similar to: Prepared

8. Adjective. Apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity. "A ready wit"
Exact synonyms: Quick
Similar to: Intelligent
Derivative terms: Quickness, Readiness

Definition of Ready

1. a. Prepared for what one is about to do or experience; equipped or supplied with what is needed for some act or event; prepared for immediate movement or action; as, the troops are ready to march; ready for the journey.

2. adv. In a state of preparation for immediate action; so as to need no delay.

3. n. Ready money; cash; -- commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the ready.

4. v. t. To dispose in order.

Definition of Ready

1. Adjective. Prepared for immediate action or use. ¹

2. Adjective. Inclined; apt to happen. ¹

3. Adjective. Liable at any moment. ¹

4. Verb. To make prepared for action. ¹

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Definition of Ready

1. prepared [adj READIER, READIEST] / to make ready [v READIED, READYING, READIES] - See also: ready

Medical Definition of Ready

1. 1. Prepared for what one is about to do or experience; equipped or supplied with what is needed for some act or event; prepared for immediate movement or action; as, the troops are ready to march; ready for the journey. "When she redy was." 2. Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished. "Dinner was ready." "My oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage." (Matt. Xxii. 4) 3. Prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing; free; inclined; disposed. "I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus." (Acts xxi. 13) "If need be, I am ready to forego And quit." (Milton) 4. Not slow or hesitating; quick in action or perception of any kind; dexterous; prompt; easy; expert; as, a ready apprehension; ready wit; a ready writer or workman. "Ready in devising expedients." "Gurth, whose temper was ready, through surly." (Sir W. Scott) 5. Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient; near; easy. "The readiest way." "A sapling pine he wrenched from out the ground, The readiest weapon that his fury found." (Dryden) 6. On the point; about; on the brink; near; with a following infinitive. "My heart is ready to crack." (Shak) 7. A word of command, or a position, in the manual of arms, at which the piece is cocked and held in position to execute promptly the next command, which is, aim. All ready, ready in every particular; wholly equipped or prepared. "[I] am all redy at your hest." . Ready money, means of immediate payment; cash. "'Tis all the ready money fate can give." . Ready reckoner, a book of tables for facilitating computations, as of interest, prices, etc. To make ready, to make preparation; to get in readiness. Synonym: Prompt, expeditious, speedy, unhesitating, dexterous, apt, skilful, handy, expert, facile, easy, opportune, fitted, prepared, disposed, willing, free, cheerful. See Prompt. Origin: AS. Raede; akin to D. Gereed, bereid, G. Bereit, Goth. Garaids fixed, arranged, and possibly to E. Ride, as meaning originally, prepared for riding. Cf. Array, 1st Curry. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ready

ready (current term)
ready, aim, fire
ready, set, go
ready, steady, go
ready about
ready and waiting(p)
ready cash
ready meal
ready meals
ready money

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