AskDefine | Define ready

Dictionary Definition

ready adj
1 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" [ant: unready]
2 (of especially money) immediately available; "he seems to have ample ready money"; "a ready source of cash" [syn: ready(a)]
3 mentally disposed; "he was ready to believe her"
4 brought into readiness; "dinner is ready"
5 apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; "a quick mind"; "a ready wit" [syn: quick] n : poised for action; "their guns were at the ready"

Verb

1 prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please" [syn: cook, fix, make, prepare]
2 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" [syn: fix, prepare, set up, gear up, set] [also: readiest, readier]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Old English ræde, geræde < Proto-Germanic *garaidijaz ("arranged"). Origin unknown. Cognate with Dutch gereed, German gerade and bereit, Old Norse greiðr, and Gothic garaiþs.

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Prepared for immediate action or use.
    The troops are ready for battle.
  2. Inclined; apt to happen.
  3. Liable at any moment.
    The seed is ready to sprout.

Synonyms

Translations

Prepared for immediate action or use
  • Arabic: (jāhez)
  • Chinese: 准備的, 准备的 (zhǔnbèi hǎo de)
  • Czech: připravený
  • Dutch: gereed
  • Finnish: valmis
  • French: prêt
  • German: bereit
  • Hungarian: kész
  • Irish: réidh, ullamh
  • Italian: preparato
  • Japanese: 用意の出来た (よいのできた, yoi no dekita)
  • Korean: 준비된 (junbidoen)
  • Kurdish: ئاماده‌
  • Polish: gotowy , gotowa , gotowe
  • Portuguese: preparado
  • Russian: готовый
  • Spanish: preparado
  • Swedish: beredd
Inclined, apt to happen
  • Arabic: ,
  • Kurdish:

Verb

  1. To make prepared for action.

Translations

  • Arabic: (jáhhaza)
  • Kurdish:

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Ready may refer to:
ready in Dutch: Ready

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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