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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.
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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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