Definitions for readyˈrɛd i
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ready
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
read•y*ˈrɛd i(adj.)read•i•er, read•i•est
(adj.)completely prepared or in fit condition for action or use:
ready for battle.
not hesitant; willing:
ready to forgive.
quick in perceiving, comprehending, speaking, etc.
proceeding from or showing such quickness:
a ready reply.
quick in action, performance, manifestation, etc.:
a ready wit.
inclined; disposed; apt:
too ready to criticize.
primed for an imminent event; likely at any moment:
a tree ready to fall.
immediately available for use:
(v.t.)to make ready; prepare.
(n.)Slang. ready money; cash.
Idioms for ready:
at the ready,in a condition or position of being ready for use:
soldiers with weapons at the ready.
make ready, to bring to a state of readiness; prepare.
* Usage: See already.
Origin of ready:
1150–1200; ME redy, early ME rædig < OE rǣde prompt
poised for action
"their guns were at the ready"
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"
(of especially money) immediately available
"he seems to have ample ready money"; "a ready source of cash"
"he was ready to believe her"
made suitable and available for immediate use
"dinner is ready"
apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity
"a quick mind"; "a ready wit"
cook, fix, ready, make, prepare(verb)
prepare for eating by applying heat
"Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set(verb)
make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
"Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
prepared to do sth or for sth to happen
Are you ready yet?; I didn't feel ready for the exam.; We're getting ready for the party.; Who's getting the children ready?
finished and available
Come on everyone - breakfast is ready.; When will the power plant be ready for use?; She was getting the room ready for her guests.
very close to doing
He looked like he was ready to cry.
wanting or needing
I was tired and ready for a vacation.
happy or willing to
I'm always ready to help my students.
easy to access
a study using a ready supply of college students
To make prepared for action.
Prepared for immediate action or use.
The troops are ready for battle.
Inclined; apt to happen.
Liable at any moment.
The seed is ready to sprout.
prepared for what one is about to do or experience; equipped or supplied with what is needed for some act or event; prepared for immediate movement or action; as, the troops are ready to march; ready for the journey
fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished
prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing; free; inclined; disposed
not slow or hesitating; quick in action or perception of any kind; dexterous; prompt; easy; expert; as, a ready apprehension; ready wit; a ready writer or workman
offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient; near; easy
on the point; about; on the brink; near; -- with a following infinitive
a word of command, or a position, in the manual of arms, at which the piece is cocked and held in position to execute promptly the next command, which is, aim
in a state of preparation for immediate action; so as to need no delay
ready money; cash; -- commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the ready
to dispose in order
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ready' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1084
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ready' in Written Corpus Frequency: #653
Rank popularity for the word 'ready' in Adjectives Frequency: #116
Anagrams of ready
Translations for ready
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(negative unready ) prepared; able to be used etc immediately or when needed; able to do (something) immediately or when necessary
I've packed our cases, so we're ready to leave; Is tea ready yet?; Your coat has been cleaned and is ready (to be collected).
- prontoPortuguese (BR)
- připravený, hotovýCzech
- parat; klarDanish
- preparado (para), listoSpanish
- prêt (à)French
- spreman, pripravanCroatian
- 준비가 된Korean
- pasiruošęs, gatavasLithuanian
- klar, ferdigNorwegian
- przygotowany, gotowyPolish
- تيار، چمتو، حاضر، درست، وړ، جوړ، په لاس كى، په قدرت كې، پيدا، موجود، سمدلاسه، فورى، زرPashto
- gata (de/să)Romanian
- pripravený, hotovýSlovak
- redo, klar, färdigSwedish
- 準備好的Chinese (Trad.)
- готовий; підготовленийUkrainian
- đã xongVietnamese
- 准备好的Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for ready »
Find a translation for the ready definition in other languages:
Select another language: