• (adjective): Prepared or available for service, action, or progress: I am ready to work. The soup will be ready in a minute. The pupils are ready to learn to read.
  • (adjective): Mentally disposed; willing: He was ready to believe her.
  • (adjective): Likely or about to do something: She is ready to retire.
  • (adjective): Prompt in apprehending or reacting: a ready intelligence; a ready response.
  • (adjective): Available: ready money.
  • (verb-transitive): To cause to be ready.
  • (idiom): at the ready Available for immediate use: soldiers with machine guns at the ready; students with notebooks at the ready.
  • (idiom): make ready To make preparations.

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  • (noun): poised for action; "their guns were at the ready"
  • (adjective): apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; "a quick mind"; "a ready wit"
  • (adjective): made suitable and available for immediate use; "dinner is ready"
  • (adjective): mentally disposed; "he was ready to believe her"
  • (adjective): (of especially money) immediately available; "he seems to have ample ready money"; "a ready source of cash"
  • (adjective): 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"
  • (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"
  • (verb): prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

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  • ” In other words, having taken the king's ready money, he was thenceforth, during the king's pleasure, “ready” for the king's service.

  • At length, all being ready, I rap with a handsome paper _bâton_ on the leader's desk the five or six beats of the "_Make ready_."

  • Those who are ready _fully to co-operate with us_ in supporting the freedom of speech and the press, the right of petition, &c, may be estimated at _double_, if not _treble_, the joint numbers of those who _already are members_, and those who are _ready to become members_.

  • All being ready, the seconds took their stations immediately behind them, each armed with a sword, and gave the words: "_ready -- bind your weapons -- loose!

  • I start to hit the word ready on my board, but I decide to concentrate on the contest instead.

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