What is the meaning of ready?


  • Poised for action.
    • usage: "their guns were at the ready"


  • Prepare for eating by applying heat.
    • usage: "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
  • Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.
    • usage: "Get the children ready for school"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"


  • Completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress.
    • usage: "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"
  • Of especially money. ( immediately available)
    • usage: "he seems to have ample ready money"; "a ready source of cash"
  • Mentally disposed.
    • usage: "he was ready to believe her"
  • Made suitable and available for immediate use.
    • usage: "dinner is ready"
  • Apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity.
    • usage: "a quick mind"; "a ready wit"
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APAWordNet. (2010). ready. Retrieved April 24, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/ready/definitions/1181956
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "ready" http://smartdefine.org/ready/definitions/1181956 (accessed April 24, 2019).
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