What does ready mean?

Definitions for ready
ˈrɛd iready

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ready.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ready(adj)

    poised for action

    "their guns were at the ready"

  2. ready(adj)

    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"

  3. ready(a)(adj)

    (of especially money) immediately available

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

  4. ready(adj)

    mentally disposed

    "he was ready to believe her"

  5. ready(adj)

    made suitable and available for immediate use

    "dinner is ready"

  6. quick, ready(verb)

    apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

    "a quick mind"; "a ready wit"

  7. 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"

  8. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. ready(Verb)

    To make prepared for action.

  2. ready(Adjective)

    Prepared for immediate action or use.

    The troops are ready for battle.

  3. ready(Adjective)

    Inclined; apt to happen.

  4. ready(Adjective)

    Liable at any moment.

    The seed is ready to sprout.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ready

    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

  2. Ready

    fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished

  3. Ready

    prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing; free; inclined; disposed

  4. Ready

    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

  5. Ready

    offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient; near; easy

  6. Ready

    on the point; about; on the brink; near; -- with a following infinitive

  7. Ready

    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

  8. Ready(adverb)

    in a state of preparation for immediate action; so as to need no delay

  9. Ready(noun)

    ready money; cash; -- commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the ready

  10. Ready(verb)

    to dispose in order

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ready

    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. rǽderídan, to ride; Scot. red, to put in order, Ger. be-reit, ready.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ready

    In tactics, a word of command in firing, being a contraction of make ready.

Editors Contribution

  1. 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

  1. Ready

    Short for ready money, cash always on hand, in readiness for emergencies.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ready' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1084

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ready' in Written Corpus Frequency: #653

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ready' in Adjectives Frequency: #116

Anagrams for ready »

  1. yeard

  2. deary

  3. rayed

How to pronounce ready?

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How to say ready in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ready in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ready in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ready in a Sentence

  1. Prosper President Ron Suber:

    When we don't have alignment with our investors, when groups sell our loans into the market no matter what - if the market's not ready, it's not good, and we learned that at Prosper this year.

  2. Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

    I'll send them over when I'm ready, and that will probably be soon.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    How we deal with it is a decision that our caucus makes, and our caucus is very much saying' whatever we do, we need to be ready when we do it,'.

  4. Chief Alexis:

    Our people have been ready to be in business for a long time, if we do this right, this is going to be a template for the future.

  5. Anton Siluanov:

    Ukraine cannot claim that it is ready in good faith to negotiate and at the same time insist that they will only consider the variant which was already offered to private creditors.

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