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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.
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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