ready

If you're ready for something, you're prepared — you're all set to do it. You're not truly ready for bed until you're wearing pajamas and have finished brushing your teeth.

You can be physically ready, like when you grab a towel and sunblock to get ready for a day at the beach, or mentally ready, like when you're ready to rock your algebra test since you studied so much. Other things are ready when they're available, like dinner or a hotel room. If you ready something (or yourself), you prepare for some specific purpose. The Old English ræde meant "prepare a horse for riding," from a root meaning "ride."

Definitions of ready
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adj 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”
Synonyms:
prepared
made ready or fit or suitable beforehand
at the ready
ready for immediate use
fit, primed, set
(usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed
in order
in a state of proper readiness or preparation or arrangement
prompt
ready and willing or quick to act
ripe
fully prepared or eager
ready and waiting, waiting
being and remaining ready and available for use
willing
disposed or inclined toward
Antonyms:
unready
not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond
unprepared
without preparation; not prepared for
flat-footed
unprepared and unable to react quickly
napping, off guard, off her guard, off his guard, off one's guard, off your guard, off-guard
not prepared or vigilant
unripe
not fully prepared
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adj made suitable and available for immediate use

“dinner is ready
Synonyms:
prepared
made ready or fit or suitable beforehand

adj (of especially money) immediately available

“he seems to have ample ready money”
“a ready source of cash”
Synonyms:
available
obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service

adj mentally disposed

“he was ready to believe her”
Synonyms:
willing
disposed or inclined toward

adj apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

“a ready wit”
Synonyms:
quick
intelligent
having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

n poised for action

“their guns were at the ready
Type of:
preparation, preparedness, readiness
the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)

v make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

“Get the children ready for school!”
Synonyms:
fix, gear up, prepare, set, set up
Types:
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socialise, socialize
prepare for social life
provide
take measures in preparation for
cram
prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
precondition
put into the required condition beforehand
fix
kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
mount
fix onto a backing, setting, or support
lay out, set, set up
get ready for a particular purpose or event
winterise, winterize
prepare for winter
summerise, summerize
prepare for summer
prime
insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
crop, cultivate, work
prepare for crops
brace, poise
prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
overcrop, overcultivate
to exhaust by excessive cultivation
nerve, steel
get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v prepare for eating by applying heat

Synonyms:
cook, fix, make, prepare
make
gather and light the materials for
Types:
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keep, preserve
prevent (food) from rotting
dress, dress out
kill and prepare for market or consumption
deglaze
dissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid and stirring
escallop, scallop
bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top
flambe
pour liquor over and ignite (a dish)
put on
put on the stove or ready for cooking
devil
coat or stuff with a spicy paste
precook
cook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long
whip up, whomp up
prepare or cook quickly or hastily
concoct, cook up
prepare or cook by mixing ingredients
lard
prepare or cook with lard
freeze-dry
preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum
conserve
preserve with sugar
dehydrate, desiccate
preserve by removing all water and liquids from
pickle
preserve in a pickling liquid
salt
preserve with salt
can, put up, tin
preserve in a can or tin
refrigerate
preserve by chilling
cure
prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve
corn
preserve with salt
Type of:
create from raw material, create from raw stuff
make from scratch

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