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Adjective: ready (readier,readiest)  re-dee
  1. 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"
  2. (of especially money) immediately available
    "he seems to have ample ready money"; "a ready source of cash"
  3. Mentally disposed
    "he was ready to believe her"
  4. Made suitable and available for immediate use
    "dinner is ready"
  5. Apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity
    "a ready wit";
    - quick
Noun: ready  re-dee
  1. Poised for action
    "their guns were at the ready"
Verb: ready  re-dee
  1. (of food) combine or process (e.g. heat) to make ready for eating
    - cook, fix [informal], make, prepare
  2. Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    "Get the children ready for school!";
    - fix, prepare, set up, gear up, set

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Derived forms: readier, readies, readiest, readying, readied

See also: at the ready, available, fit, in order, intelligent, preparation, prepared, preparedness, primed, prompt, readiness, ready and waiting, ripe, set, waiting, willing

Type of: alter, change, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, modify, preparation, preparedness, readiness

Antonym: unready

Encyclopedia: Ready, Set, Zoom!