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Definitions of ready

  1. prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; "a quick mind"; "a ready wit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. poised for action; "their guns were at the ready" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. brought into readiness; "dinner is ready" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress; "get ready"; "she is ready to resign"; "the bridge is ready to collapse"; "I am ready to work"; "ready for action"; "ready for use"; "the soup will be ready in a minute"; "ready to learn to read" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. mentally disposed; "he was ready to believe her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (of especially money) immediately available; "he seems to have ample ready money"; "a ready source of cash" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing; free; inclined; disposed. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient; near; easy. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. In a state of preparation for immediate action; so as to need no delay. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Ready money; cash; -- commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the ready. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To dispose in order. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A number of things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed together; a collection of articles which naturally complement each other, and usually go together; an assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. On the point; about; on the brink; near; - with a following infinitive. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. money; cash; - commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the ready. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. In condition to be used or to act immediately; quick; prompt; as, ready wit; ready payment; mentally fit or prepared; willing; as, ready to obey; about to do or be; likely; as, that tree is ready to fall; free to be used; easy to obtain; as, ready money. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. Readily. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Readiness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Readier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Readiest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Prepared at the moment: prepared in mind: willing: not slow or awkward: dexterous: prompt: quick: present in hand: at hand: near: easy: on the point of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. In a state of readiness or preparation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. Prepared; willing; prompt; easy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. Prepared for use or action; quick; prompt; willing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Likely or liable; about. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. At hand; available; handy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Readymade. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Prepared; willing; disposed; quick; prompt; dexterous; present in hand; near; at hand; easy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. In a state of preparation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To prepare. To make ready, to provide and put in order. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. Prepared; quick; prompt; not embarrassed; furnished with what is necessary; arranged; set in order; not hesitating; willing; disposed; being at the point; not distant; easy; expeditious; expert; skilful; in hand, as a weapon or money; next to hand. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. In such a state of preparation as to need no delay. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. On the point; about; on the brink; near; -- with a following infinitive. mso.anu.edu.au
  38. On the point; about; on the brink; near; with a following infinitive. dictgcide_fs
  39. Ready money; cash; commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the ready. dictgcide_fs
  40. red'i, adj. prepared at the moment: in proper time: prepared in mind: willing: not slow or awkward: dexterous: prompt: quick: present in hand: at hand: near: easy: on the point of: opportune: off-hand, as a ready retort.--n. a waiter's answer to a call: the position of a soldier's weapon after the order 'Make ready!' (slang) ready-money.--v.t. to dispose: to arrange.--adv. in a state of readiness or preparation.--adv. READ'ILY.--n. READ'INESS.--adj. READ'Y-MADE, made and ready for use: not made to order.--ns. READ'Y-MON'EY, cash payment; READ'Y-POLE, a bar across the chimney to support the pot-hook; READ'Y-RECK'ONER, a book of tables giving the value of any number of things from the lowest monetary unit upwards: also the interest on any sum of money from a day upwards.--adj. READ'Y-WIT'TED, having ready wit: clever: sharp.--MAKE READY, to prepare. [A.S. r['æ]de--rídan, to ride; Scot. red, to put in order, Ger. be-reit, ready.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  41. With preparations complete, in fit state, with resolution nerved, willing, apt, inclined, about to, prompt, quick, facile, provided beforehand, within reach, easily secured, unreluctant, easy, fit for immediate use, (Are you r.? Go!, formula for starting race; Ready, present, fire, successive orders, the first= make rifle r.; dinner is r.; are r. to march; am r. to risk my life; is too r. to suspect; was r. to swear with rage; a bud just r. to burst; is r. for death; the r. ministers of vengeance; is very r. at excuses; has a r. pen, wit, whence ready-witted a., &c.; gave a r. consent; found r. acceptance; its r. solubility in water; found an instrument r. to hand, a r. source of revenue; the readiest way to do it; make r., prepare i. & t., as they made r. for the attempt or to fight, or made everything r.; r. money, actual coin, also payment on the spot); r. reckoner, book of r.-reckoned (see adv.) computations of kind commonly wanted in business. (Adv.; chiefly with p.p., usu. hyphened, prop. a pred. use of adj.) beforehand, so as not to require doing when the time comes, (please pack everything r.; boxes are r. packed or packed r.; r.-built houses; r.-made clothes, made in standard shapes& sizes, not to customer\'s individual measure; r.-made shop, selling these); (rare exc. in comp. & superl.) quickly (the child that answers readiest). (N.) position in which rifle is held before the present (come to the r. &c.); (slang) r. money (planked down the r.). (Vb; racing slang) qualify (horse) for good handicap in race by preventing its winning in another. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. adv. In a state of preparation so as to need no delay. Cabinet Dictionary
  43. n. Money; cash in hand - colloquial. Cabinet Dictionary

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