ready

ready [red′ē]
adj.
readier, readiest [ME redie < OE ræde, ready, prepared (for riding), akin to ridan, to ride, Ger bereit, ready, ON greithr, prepared, Goth garaiths, arranged: for IE base see RIDE]
1. prepared or equipped to act or be used immediately [ready to go, ready for occupancy]
2. unhesitant; willing [a ready worker]
3.
a) likely or liable immediately [ready to cry]
b) apt; inclined [always ready to blame others]
4. clever and skillful mentally or physically; dexterous [a ready wit]
5. done or made without delay; prompt [a ready reply]
6. convenient or handy to use; available immediately [ready cash]
7. Obs. at hand; present: a response to a roll call
vt.
readied, readying
to get or make ready; prepare: often used reflexively
n.
[Brit. Informal] ready money; cash at hand: usually with the
SYN.- QUICK
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at the ready
in a position or state of being prepared for immediate use [to hold a gun at the ready]
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make ready
1. to prepare; get in order
2. to dress

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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