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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
red′i, adj. prepared at the moment: in proper time: prepared in mind: willing: not slow or awkward: dexterous: prompt: quick: present in hand: at hand: near: easy: on the point of: opportune: off-hand, as a ready retort.—n. a waiter's answer to a call: the position of a soldier's weapon after the order 'Make ready!' (slang) ready-money.—v.t. to dispose: to arrange.—adv. in a state of readiness or preparation.—adv. Read′ily.—n. Read′iness.—adj. Read′y-made, made and ready for use: not made to order.—ns. Read′y-mon′ey, cash payment; Read′y-pole, a bar across the chimney to support the pot-hook; Read′y-reck′oner, a book of tables giving the value of any number of things from the lowest monetary unit upwards: also the interest on any sum of money from a day upwards.—adj. Read′y-wit′ted, having ready wit: clever: sharp.—Make ready, to prepare. [A.S. rǽde—rídan, to ride; Scot. red, to put in order, Ger. be-reit, ready.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In tactics, a word of command in firing, being a contraction of make ready.
Appropriate to do or act.
They were ready to discuss the future and their love for each other as their wedding plans were part of their discussion.Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020
Etymology and Origins
Short for ready money, cash always on hand, in readiness for emergencies.
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
The numerical value of READY in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of READY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of READY in a Sentence
So far we've got a fragile ceasefire which needs to be stablised, but if the Minsk agreement is seriously violated, European leaders and the (European) Commission stand ready to prepare and impose further sanctions.
In a case like this, of course, you can’t do thisand not have something going on, but you know we have got a lot of work to do before we are even ready to really speak intelligently about that.
We have the infrastructure and the experience, and if I am elected I will make sure London is ready to host the biggest sporting celebration again, if we are called on in an hour of need.
I knew they’d call me when she was ready, and when she was ready, I’d make the drive.
This is a missed opportunity to pass full-year funding bills now, however, Democrats will be ready to fully, responsibly fund our government in January, and we will support this continuing resolution.
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Translations for READY
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- جَهّزَ, مستعد, حاضر, جاهزArabic
- disposat, llestCatalan, Valencian
- hotový, připravenýCzech
- parod, barodWelsh
- gar, bereit, fertigGerman
- listo, preparado, preparar, alistarSpanish
- آماده, رو به راهPersian
- prête, prêtFrench
- réidh, ullamhIrish
- સજ્જ, તૈયારGujarati
- kész, készülHungarian
- undirbúinn, tilbúinnIcelandic
- preparare, pronto, preparato, prontaItalian
- 出来上がり, 準備の出来た, 用意の出来たJapanese
- ئامادهکردن, ئاماده, حازرKurdish
- preparatus, promptusLatin
- reri, takatūMāori
- klaar, gereedDutch
- rede, parat, klar, beredtNorwegian
- ਤਿਆਰPanjabi, Punjabi
- gotów, gotowi, gotowyPolish
- aprontar, preparado, preparar, prontoPortuguese
- gotov, spremanSerbo-Croatian
- beredd, redoSwedish
- తయారు, సిద్ధంTelugu
- meyyal, razı, hazırTurkish
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