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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


Antonymsunready

2. ready (of especially money) immediately available


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


Similaravailable


Antonymsunavailable

3. ready mentally disposed


SamplesHe was ready to believe her.


Similarwilling


Antonymsunwilling

4. ready made suitable and available for immediate use


SamplesDinner is ready.


Similarprepared


Antonymsunprepared

5. ready apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity


SamplesA quick mind.
A ready wit.


Synonymsquick


Similarintelligent


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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