• WordNet 3.6
    • adj ready-made made for purchase and immediate use
    • adj ready-made commercially produced; not homemade "ready-made clothes"
    • adj ready-made repeated regularly without thought or originality "ready-made phrases"
    • n ready-made a manufactured artifact (as a garment or piece of furniture) that is made in advance and available for purchase "their apartment was furnished with ready-mades"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first time an enormous amount of clothing was needed all at once was during the Civil War, when the Union needed hundreds of thousands of uniforms for its troops. Out of this need came the ready-made clothing industry.
    • a Ready-made Made already, or beforehand, in anticipation of need; not made to order; as, ready-made clothing; ready-made jokes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ready-made Previously made and now ready for use; furnished or obtained in a formed state; specifically, in trade, made ready for chance sale, and not made to order for a particular person: as. ready-made clothing; ready-made opinions or excuses.
    • ready-made Pertaining to articles prepared beforehand: as, the ready-made department of a tailor's or shoemaker's business.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ready-made made and ready for use: not made to order
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  • John Dewey
    “The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.”
  • Lord Byron
    “A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made.”
  • Dalai Lama
    Dalai Lama
    “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rǽderídan, to ride; Scot. red, to put in order, Ger. be-reit, ready.


In literature:

And then he rode to one side, and dismounted; he loosened the cinches and made ready as if to camp.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
It was blacked and oiled and it was ready to be made into shoes.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
There are a number of outside wraps that can be purchased ready-made and which are comfortable, convenient, and warm.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
That will be fifteen friends ready-made.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The little pilot-boat had been made ready.
"The Boy Patriot" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
A nightgown, embroidered about the neck such as one buys in cheap ready-made shops, was lying on the chair.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
All the arrangements had been made; the waggon stood ready.
"Off to the Wilds" by George Manville Fenn
Why, it's a ready-made Paradise, and we seem to have pretty nearly got beyond the reach of the flood.
"Old Gold" by George Manville Fenn
A rough table was soon formed within the large shed, and benches were brought in, and a substantial repast made ready.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
He had made every preparation for sailing, and was ready to trip his anchor at a moment's notice.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
Our fleet were ready by the first week in October, and made sail up the lake in search of the enemy.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
They had made up everything that they could in packages, ready for moving.
"Masterman Ready" by Captain Frederick Marryat
It was a ready-made clothes warehouse into which we had entered.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
With the coming of morning they made ready to eat a hasty breakfast.
"The Saddle Boys in the Grand Canyon" by James Carson
And when Sir Gawaine wist that, he made himself ready to go with his cousin.
"Stories of King Arthur and His Knights" by U. Waldo Cutler
Olaf thereafter made him ready for his journey, went aboard his ship, and stood out into the Eystrasalt (the Baltic).
"The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)" by Snorri Sturluson
Then the floor seemed to subside beneath him, and he found a shelter ready made.
""Wee Tim'rous Beasties"" by Douglas English
Then he made ready for his journey, and about midnight he set out.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
Then I shall be ready to go to Lyons and see how silks, satins, and velvets are made.
"The Story of Silk" by Sara Ware Bassett
So the Platform was made ready for its take-off by the men who had made it.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster

In poetry:

He leapt, with a rapturous joy;
But, marking the Lion below,
In silence the spirited boy
Made ready the powerful bow.
"The Lion" by William Hayley
My sundew, grown of gentle days,
In these green miles the spring begun
Thy growth ere April had half done
With the soft secret of her ways
Or June made ready for the sun.
"The Sundew" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
The Widow's son
Smiled kindly in his brother's face,
And said "All are made ready here,
But not all fill the same high place,
The Corner stone this will be near,
When toil is done."
"Adoniram." by Harriet Annie Wilkins
O carry her softly! the grave is made ready;
At head and at foot plant a laurel-bush green;
For she was a young and a sweet noble lady,
The fairest young bride that I ever have seen.
"The Nobleman's Wedding" by William Allingham
When leaf and flower are newly made,
And bird and butterfly and bee
Are at their summer posts again;
When all is ready, lo! 'tis she,
Suddenly there after soft rain—
The deep-lashed dryad of the shade.
"Shadow" by Richard Le Gallienne
Then the men made ready the boats, which were eight on board,
Hurriedly and fearlessly with one accord;
And by eight o'clock on Thursday morning, everything was ready
For the passengers to leave the burning steamer that was rolling unsteady.
"The Burning of the Steamer 'City of Montreal'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Some places even sell ready-made turbans .
David Beckham gave no indication where he'll play next, but he made it clear he's not ready to retire.
The Massachusetts Biotech Council on Thursday increased Hopkinton's bio-ready rating to gold, the second highest level measuring the town's appeal to biotech companies, thanks to zoning bylaw changes the town made this year.
On Sunday, the art crowd car-pooled up to Greenwich, Conn. To view Lowman's provocative sculptures, paintings and ready-mades.
Kitchen counters made of glass, engineered stone and much more are ready for their closeup .
Savile Lane offers ready-made shirts and ties and can make tailored shirts from a selection of fabrics.
Magically turn a favorite ready-made dessert into a novel homemade one, that no one will guess started with a shortcut.
On Tuesday, Auburn coach Gene Chizik made it official — he is finally ready to turn to the man who critics have been wondering about most of this lost season.
Here are 14 places offering ready-made feasts.
Spring comes early this year, so get ready to make a made dash for these soon-to-be-released products.
Stark County was "fired up and ready for Joe" when Vice President Joe Biden made a campaign stop late Monday morning in Canton.
LB Clay Matthews made it through practice - albeit on a limited basis - and declared himself ready to go Wednesday.
A report in Nanotechnology has outlined how to boost those signals 200-fold, making use of a DVD's ready-made pits and grooves.
I've done much research and found a person can purchase a ready made kit , or, make one yourself.
1 ready made graham crust.

In science:

Quantum states, of course, are represented as unit vectors, so Levy’s Lemma provides a ready-made tool for exploring the properties of random quantum states in high-dimensional systems.
Entanglement in Random Subspaces
Finally, when the observations are ready to be made public, Sky is an ideal platform to reach parts of the general public interested in astronomy and put your results in the context of the broader astrophysical data universe.
Sky in Google Earth: The Next Frontier in Astronomical Data Discovery and Visualization
When y ′ is covered of course we are ready since at most K balls are used and K + 1 iterations should be made.
The Einstein relation for random walks on graphs
This illustrates the point ready in his 1975 paper The theory of local beables : “Now made earlier: what we diagnose as “nonlocal” by applymy intuitive notion of local causality is that events in 2 ing Bell’s criterion is some particular candidate theory should not be ‘causes’ of events in 1, and vice versa.
Local Causality and Completeness: Bell vs. Jarrett
While there are better places in Antarctica for many kinds of observation, the logistics of ready access have made the Pole the place where most of the astronomy has so far been conducted in Antarctica, at the US Amundsen-Scott South Pole station.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Children can learn language representations early, without a need for life experience, because language representations exist in surrounding language ready-made.
Curiosity and Pleasure
We are now ready to state our main result and compare it with the educated guess made in Section 1.3 (see Figure 1).
A crossover for the bad configurations of random walk in random scenery
Model files are the learnt file by the CRF system. The model file is obtain after training the CRF using the training file. This model file is a ready-made file by the CRF tool for use in the testing process.
Reduplicated MWE (RMWE) helps in improving the CRF based Manipuri POS Tagger
Regina is multi-platform, and offers a drag-and-drop installer for MacOS, an MSI-based installer for Windows, and ready-made packages for several GNU/Linux distributions.
Computational topology with Regina: Algorithms, heuristics and implementations
Instead we simplified each triangulation using the ready-made (and polynomial time) simplification tools from the software package Regina , which in every case produced a one-vertex triangulation of K with no further work required.
A fast branching algorithm for unknot recognition with experimental polynomial-time behaviour
As is common in computational topology, our first step before running any other algorithms is to simplify the input triangulations using a suite of local moves; we use the ready-made (and polynomial time) suite from Regina .
A fast branching algorithm for unknot recognition with experimental polynomial-time behaviour
Still, the discovery of a ready-made CTC is a matter of luck.
No time machines in classical general relativity
There is a ready-made theory of analysis on manifolds with cylindrical ends developed by Lockhart and McOwen , which is wellsuited to this task.
Special Lagrangian submanifolds with isolated conical singularities. V. Survey and applications
After all IP models are made ready, whole system integration and verification is an even bigger challenge.
Integration, Verification and Layout of a Complex Multimedia SOC
ATLAS and CMS have made tremendous progress, and are getting ready to take their first data (Acosta, Schiavi).
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