Definitions for Ready
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Ready.
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, prepareverb
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, setverb
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: ræd , Saxon; redo, Swedish; hrade , nimble, Saxon.
These commodities yield the readiest money of any in this kingdom, because they never fail of a price abroad. William Temple.
He overlook’d his hinds; their pay was just
And ready: for he scorn’d to go on trust. Dryden.
All things are ready, if our minds be so.
—— Perish the man whose mind is backward now! William Shakespeare.
Make you ready your stiff bats and clubs;
Rome and her rats are at the point of battle. William Shakespeare.
One hand the sword, and one the pen employs,
And in my lap the ready paper lies. Dryden.
The sacred priests with ready knives bereave
The beasts of life, and in full bowls receive
The streaming blood. John Dryden, Æneis.
Trouble and anguish shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle. Job xv. 24.
Death ready stands to interpose his dart. John Milton.
The word which I have giv’n, I’ll not revoke;
If he be brave, he’s ready for the stroke. Dryden.
The imagination is always restless, and the will, reason being laid aside, is ready for every extravagant project. John Locke.
Men, when their actions succeed not as they would, are always ready to impute the blame thereof unto the heavens, so as to excuse their own follies. Edmund Spenser, State of Ireland.
He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at hand. Job.
Satan ready now
To stoop with weary’d wings and willing feet
On this world. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
A sapling pine he wrench’d from out the ground,
The readiest weapon that his fury found. Dryden.
Sometimes the readiest way, which a wise man hath to conquer, is to fly. Richard Hooker, Preface.
The race elect,
Safe towards Canaan from the shore advance
Through the wild desert, not the readiest way. John Milton.
Proud of their conquest, prouder of their prey,
They leave the camp, and take the readiest way. Dryden.
The ready way to be thought mad, is to contend that you are not so. Spectator, №. 577.
A ready consent often subjects a woman to contempt. Clarissa.
Those, who speak in publick, are much better accepted, when they can deliver their discourse by the help of a lively genius and a ready memory, than when they are forced to read all. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.
He will shew you a large upper room; there make ready for us. Mar. xiv. 15.
Readily; so as not to need delay.
We will go ready armed before the children of Israel. Num.
Ready money. A low word.
Lord Strutt was not flush in ready, either to go to law, or clear old debts. John Arbuthnot, History of John Bull.
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
This shows he has no fear, i would compare him to an animal ready to attack another animal.
We have a duty to act. … The president is ready with his pen, we can’t let this moment slip by.
Indeed the threat is there, but our country is ready to face up to it. And who knows what the world will look like in 2024.
It's ready to go minus a few beers.
We know that their adventures are childish. They themselves are fools. They are ready to kill or be killed over a card-game in which an opponent -- or they themselves -- was cheating. Yet, thanks to such fellows, tragedies are possible.
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Translations for Ready
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- جاهز, حاضر, مستعد, جَهّزَArabic
- llest, disposatCatalan, Valencian
- připravený, hotovýCzech
- parod, barodWelsh
- bereit, gar, fertigGerman
- preparar, alistar, listo, preparadoSpanish
- رو به راه, آمادهPersian
- prêt, prêteFrench
- réidh, ullamhIrish
- સજ્જ, તૈયારGujarati
- kész, készülHungarian
- undirbúinn, tilbúinnIcelandic
- preparato, pronto, preparare, prontaItalian
- 用意の出来た, 出来上がり, 準備の出来たJapanese
- ئاماده, ئامادهکردن, حازرKurdish
- preparatus, promptusLatin
- reri, takatūMāori
- klaar, gereedDutch
- rede, beredt, klar, paratNorwegian
- ਤਿਆਰPanjabi, Punjabi
- gotów, gotowy, gotowiPolish
- preparado, aprontar, pronto, prepararPortuguese
- gotov, spremanSerbo-Croatian
- beredd, redoSwedish
- సిద్ధం, తయారుTelugu
- hazır, razı, meyyalTurkish
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