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Definition of Ready


  1. 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.
  2. Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished.
  3. Prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing; free; inclined; disposed.
  4. 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.
  5. Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient; near; easy.
  6. On the point; about; on the brink; near; -- with a following infinitive.
  7. 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.
  8. In a state of preparation for immediate action; so as to need no delay.
  9. Ready money; cash; -- commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the ready.
  10. To dispose in order.

Ready Quotations

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. - Dalai Lama
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama

If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.
Pat Riley

I've heard there are troubles of more than one kind; some come from ahead, and some come from behind. But I've brought a big bat. I'm all ready, you see; now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
Dr. Seuss

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
Ulysses S. Grant
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Ready Translations

ready in Afrikaans is bereid, gereed
ready in Dutch is klaar, gereed, af, afgelopen
ready in Finnish is valmis
ready in German is fertig, fertig/bereit
ready in Italian is essere disposto, largo, pronto, disposto
ready in Latin is praeparo, paratus
ready in Portuguese is pronto
ready in Spanish is preparado, listo, terminado
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