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. 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.
  11. Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient; near; easy.
  12. 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.
  13. In a state of preparation for immediate action; so as to need no delay.
  14. Ready money; cash; -- commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the ready.
  15. To dispose in order.
  16. 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.
  17. On the point; about; on the brink; near; - with a following infinitive.
  18. money; cash; - commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the ready.
  19. 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.
  20. Readily.
  21. Readiness.
  22. Readier.
  23. Readiest.
  24. 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.
  25. In a state of readiness or preparation.
  26. Prepared; willing; prompt; easy.
  27. Prepared for use or action; quick; prompt; willing.
  28. Likely or liable; about.
  29. At hand; available; handy.
  30. Readymade.
  31. In a state of preparation.
  32. To prepare. To make ready, to provide and put in order.
  33. 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.
  34. In such a state of preparation as to need no delay.

Usage examples for ready

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