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English adjective: ready

1. ready completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress

SamplesGet 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.

Similarat the ready, fit, in order, primed, prompt, ready and waiting, ripe, set, waiting

See alsoprepared, willing

Attributepreparation, preparedness, readiness


2. ready (of especially money) immediately available

SamplesHe seems to have ample ready money.
A ready source of cash.



3. ready mentally disposed

SamplesHe was ready to believe her.



4. ready made suitable and available for immediate use

SamplesDinner is ready.



5. ready apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

SamplesA quick mind.
A ready wit.



Antonymsunintelligent, stupid

English noun: ready

1. ready (state) poised for action

SamplesTheir guns were at the ready.

Broader (hypernym)preparation, preparedness, readiness

English verb: ready

1. ready (creation) prepare for eating by applying heat

SamplesCook me dinner, please.
Can you make me an omelette?.
Fix breakfast for the guests, please.

ExamplesThe chefs ready the vegetables

Synonymscook, fix, make, prepare

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create from raw material, create from raw stuff

Narrower (hyponym)concoct, cook up, deglaze, devil, dress, dress out, escallop, flambe, keep, lard, precook, preserve, put on, scallop, whip up, whomp up

Verb groupmake

2. ready (change) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

SamplesGet the children ready for school!.
Prepare for war.
I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill.

Synonymsfix, gear up, prepare, set, set up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)brace, cram, crop, cultivate, fix, lay out, mount, poise, precondition, prime, provide, set, set up, socialise, socialize, summerise, summerize, winterise, winterize, work

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