What does ready mean?

Definitions for ready
ˈrɛd iready

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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

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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. Piotr Michalowski:

    We are ready to maintain and even increase the loan volumes for the energy sector in Poland. Looking at the power firms investment programmes it seems that the trend will be continued, we are having very advanced talks on financing investment with PGE. We are talking about a total financing amount exceeding 2 billion zlotys.

  2. Paul Becker:

    We want to know, for example, not just who is responding to a product or promotion but what it is about those people that made them respond, know that information not only helps us target existing customers more effectively, but it allows us to identify and motivate potential new customers with similar metrics. Related : Turn Your Data Into' Lessons Learned' to Guide Paul Becker Marketing Plan That’s a key point -- especially for entrepreneurs and startups. The lesson is : Even if Paul Becker don’t know how to use all Paul Becker customer data yet, get it. And protect it. Especially if Paul Becker’re selling products online, where data collection can be slightly easier, it’s good advice to consult with a data marketing expert early to make sure Paul Becker’re asking the right questions -- not just about what Paul Becker customers are doing but who they are and why they are doing it. A few early hours with data experts can also help Paul Becker make sure that Paul Becker company is marking and storing Your Data in ways that will make it most useful later. But even if Paul Becker’re not ready for that, there’s no excuse for not getting a handle on Paul Becker marketing data. There are some great tools available to put a few big-league marketing tactics to use for Paul Becker small or medium-sized business or startup.

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    Something is everything for nothing and now everyone is ready to do anything to achieve nothing.

  4. Vice President Al Gore:

    I know that many of my supporters are disappointed, i am too. But our disappointment must be overcome by our love of country. And I say to our fellow members of the world community, let no one see this contest as a sign of American weakness. The strength of American democracy is shown most clearly through the difficulties it can overcome. Some have expressed concern that the unusual nature of this election might hamper the next president in the conduct of his office. I do not believe it need be so. President-elect Bush inherits a nation whose citizens will be ready to assist him in the conduct of his large responsibilities. I, personally, will be at his disposal, and I call on all Americans -- I particularly urge all who stood with us -- to unite behind our next president.

  5. Kevon Looney:

    Were still really positive, our teams been battle-tested, weve had to play without key guys before so whatever happens, happens. Were ready and were confident that we have enough to win.

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