1. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: unready fit waiting in_order ripe at_the_ready prompt willing prepared readiness
2. [ adjective ] (of especially money) immediately available

"he seems to have ample ready money" "a ready source of cash"

Related terms: available
3. [ adjective ] mentally disposed

"he was ready to believe her"

Related terms: willing
4. [ noun ] poised for action

"their guns were at the ready"

Related terms: readiness prepare
5. [ verb ] make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Synonyms: prepare set fix gear_up set_up

"Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

Related terms: change set_up mount fix cultivate precondition brace prime summerize provide cram socialize winterize preparation readiness set
6. [ adjective ] brought into readiness

"dinner is ready"

Related terms: prepared
7. [ verb ] (food) prepare for eating by applying heat
Synonyms: prepare cook fix make

"Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

Related terms: create_from_raw_material put_on preserve concoct precook devil whip_up lard make cooking
8. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6894
9. [ adjective ] apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity
Synonyms: quick

"a quick mind" "a ready wit"

Related terms: intelligent
Similar spelling:   read