Definitions of ready

  1.   prepare for eating by applying heat Cook me dinner please can you make me an omelette fix breakfast for the guests please
  2.   apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity a quick mind a ready wit
  3.   poised for action their guns were at the ready
  4.   brought into readiness dinner is ready
  5.   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
  6.   mentally disposed he was ready to believe her
  7.   of especially money immediately available he seems to have ample ready money a ready source of cash
  8.   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
  9.   Fitted or arranged for immediate use causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished
  10.   Prepared in mind or disposition not reluctant willing free inclined disposed
  11.   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
  12.   Offering itself at once at hand opportune convenient near easy
  13.   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
  14.   In a state of preparation for immediate action so as to need no delay
  15.   Ready money cash commonly with the as he was well supplied with the ready
  16.   To dispose in order
  17.   A number of things of the same kind ordinarily used or classed together a collection of articles which naturally complement each other and usually go together an assortment a suit as a set of chairs of china of surgical or mathematical instruments of books etc
  18.   On the point about on the brink near with a following infinitive
  19.   money cash commonly with the as he was well supplied with the ready
  20.   In condition to be used or to act immediately quick prompt as ready wit ready payment mentally fit or prepared willing as ready to obey about to do or be likely as that tree is ready to fall free to be used easy to obtain as ready money
  21.   Readily
  22.   Readiness
  23.   Readier
  24.   Readiest
  25.   Prepared at the moment prepared in mind willing not slow or awkward dexterous prompt quick present in hand at hand near easy on the point of
  26.   In a state of readiness or preparation
  27.   Prepared willing prompt easy
  28.   Prepared for use or action quick prompt willing
  29.   Likely or liable about
  30.   At hand available handy
  31.   Readymade
  32.   Prepared willing disposed quick prompt dexterous present in hand near at hand easy
  33.   In a state of preparation
  34.   To prepare To make ready to provide and put in order
  35.   Prepared quick prompt not embarrassed furnished with what is necessary arranged set in order not hesitating willing disposed being at the point not distant easy expeditious expert skilful in hand as a weapon or money next to hand
  36.   In such a state of preparation as to need no delay

Quotes of ready

  1. I only really cast people who are desperate to be in it who were dying to be in it whose talent I believed in and were dead ready to do the work that was necessary – Kenneth Branagh
  2. The soul should always stand ajar ready to welcome the ecstatic experience – Emily Dickinson
  3. We're going to test with the same car but we have a new car ready – Larry Dixon
  4. If I write in my name to the agents of England and France residing in Asia and inform them that Japan is ready to make a commercial treaty with their countries the number of steamers will be reduced from fifty to two or three – Townsend Harris
  5. I'm not ready to give you a clear answer on whether electoral politics holds any particular hope for progressives It would mean that nothing I did ever mattered – Tom Hayden
  6. The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me – Thomas Huxley
  7. I never thought we'd catch him and when I saw he was ready to drop I felt sorry for him I wanted to show it's not true I'm trying to win it all My goal is the Tour of Spain – Laurent Jalabert
  8. If you're not ready to die then how can you live – Charles de Lint
  9. I think computing power is ready to do 3D justice It was great for shooters and racing games in the past but I didn't think it was right for strategy games – Sid Meier
  10. The NBA has the best point guards in the world so it is important that I come ready to play every night – Steve Nash
  11. When you're getting ready to launch into space you're sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen – Sally Ride
  12. Such sins even if they do not kill all grace in us do harm nevertheless and though they are only venial in themselves they make us apt ready and inclined to lose grace and to fall into mortal sin – Johannes Tauler
  13. I have always done my duty I am ready to die My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me – Zachary Taylor
  14. In the United States the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready -made opinions for the use of individuals who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own – Alexis de Tocqueville
  15. Well the specific role of the World Bank is to be ready with financial assistance immediately after this emergency takes place because you need to reconnect water you need to reconnect power you need roads you need bridges and that has to be done urgently – James Wolfensohn

Usage examples for ready

  1. We must get ready – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  2. Everything is ready you say – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  3. Yes I know it and I'm quite ready to go – Patty Blossom by Carolyn Wells
  4. When will lunch be ready mother – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  5. “ I have done all I wished here and am ready to go – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  6. Now we are ready for them – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  7. Are you ready to say that – The Master's Indwelling by Andrew Murray
  8. George are you ready – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. You may be sure that they will not be ready for you – The Living Link by James De Mille
  10. We are ready for anything – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  11. Can you have everything ready by then – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. We must get ready to start – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  13. But we are not ready Margaret not yet – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  14. We can have that all ready in the other room – We Girls: A Home Story by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  15. You're too ready to think that I have a reason for everything I do – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  16. I've got your own clo'es here all ready for you – Outpost by J.G. Austin
  17. But nothing is ready – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  18. It will give you ready money – The Bad Man by Charles Hanson Towne
  19. Are you ready now sir – The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katharine Green
  20. Well are you ready at last – The Title Market by Emily Post

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