ready has definitions from the field of food
[ 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"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

Meanwhile , it was learned the State_Highway_Department is very near being ready to issue the first $ 30 million worth of highway reconstruction bonds .

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

The flavor of Baltimore 's Florida_Grapefruit_League news ripened considerably late today when the Orioles were advised that Ron_Hansen has fulfilled his obligations under the Army 's military training_program and is ready for belated spring_training .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Wingback Jack_Collins injured a knee in the Washington_State game but insists he 'll be ready for Oklahoma .

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

`` Bill_White ( sore ankles ) should be ready .


Since he has just shown who is top_dog , he may not be ready to receive this highest honor in the gift of the Soviet people .

[ adjective ] (of especially money) immediately available


"he seems to have ample ready money" "a ready source of cash"

Used in print

(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)

The second capability is represented by our deployed ground , naval , and air forces in essential forward areas , together with ready reserves capable of effecting early emergency reinforcement .

(Dell Shannon, The Ace of Spades....)

A couple decks for me , Mr._Skyros - and ten twelve to sell , see , I like to have a little ready cash '' .

(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)

Once_again , he shook his head , kept his face expressionless and his voice very calm , and had a strongly supported alibi ready .

(Edwin Booth, Outlaw Town....)

A man like Jess would want to have a ready means of escape in_case it was needed .

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[ adjective ] mentally disposed


"he was ready to believe her"

Used in print

(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)

And knowing its humble place in the scale of things , why did he , at this time_of_life , seem almost ready to sell his soul for plumpness ?

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[ noun ] poised for action


"their guns were at the ready"

Used in print

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

Three Union guards appeared , carrying their rifles at ready .

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

Winston had the big straw basket ready in the hall .

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readiness prepare

[ 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"

Used in print

(An Act for International Development, A Summary...)

Meantime , over the decade of the sixties , we can hope that many other countries will ready themselves for the big push into self-sustaining growth .

[ adjective ] brought into readiness


"dinner is ready"

Used in print

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

In January , 1958 , the Minister_of_the_Interior announced that an election law was ready to be submitted to the King , the rumors of election dates appeared once_again , first for spring of 1958 and later for the summer .

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[ verb ] (food) prepare for eating by applying heat


prepare cook fix make


"Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

Used in print

(Joseph Chadwick, No Land Is Free....)

He was readying a batch of sourdough biscuits for the Dutch_oven .

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6894
[ adjective ] apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity




"a quick mind" "a ready wit"

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