ready

Definitions

  • Ready to go Home
    Ready to go Home
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ready (of especially money) immediately available "he seems to have ample ready money","a ready source of cash"
    • adj ready apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity "a quick mind","a ready wit"
    • adj ready made suitable and available for immediate use "dinner is ready"
    • adj ready 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"
    • adj ready mentally disposed "he was ready to believe her"
    • v ready make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc "Get the children ready for school!","prepare for war","I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
    • v ready prepare for eating by applying heat "Cook me dinner, please","can you make me an omelette?","fix breakfast for the guests, please"
    • n ready poised for action "their guns were at the ready"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Astuteness, readiness. Neapolitan Astuteness, readiness. Neapolitan
Card Table Ready for Use Card Table Ready for Use
READY FOR THE PARTY READY FOR THE PARTY
Kiln Door Carrier engaged to Door Ready for lifting Kiln Door Carrier engaged to Door Ready for lifting
Getting ready for another day of it Getting ready for another day of it
OUR CAPTAIN IS ONE OF THE BEST, AND WE'RE READY TO FOLLOW HIM TO H--L.' I SUPPOSE HE MEANS THE HINDENBURG LINE OUR CAPTAIN IS ONE OF THE BEST, AND WE'RE READY TO FOLLOW HIM TO H--L.' I SUPPOSE HE MEANS THE HINDENBURG LINE
SHAPE READY FOR TRIMMING SHAPE READY FOR TRIMMING
"I SEZ AS THAT UN'S A FAWKS, AN' I'M READY TO PROVE IT ON ANNY MAN." "I SEZ AS THAT UN'S A FAWKS, AN' I'M READY TO PROVE IT ON ANNY MAN."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Aunt Jemima pancake flour, invented in 1889, was the first ready-mix food to be sold commercially.
    • Ready (Mil) 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.
    • Ready Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished. "Dinner was ready .""My oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready : come unto the marriage."
    • adv Ready In a state of preparation for immediate action; so as to need no delay. "We ourselves will go ready armed."
    • Ready 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. "Ready in devising expedients.""Gurth, whose temper was ready , though surly."
    • Ready Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient; near; easy. "The readiest way.""A sapling pine he wrenched from out the ground,
      The readiest weapon that his fury found."
    • Ready On the point; about; on the brink; near; -- with a following infinitive. "My heart is ready to crack."
    • Ready 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. "When she redy was."
    • Ready Prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing; free; inclined; disposed. "I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus.""If need be, I am ready to forego
      And quit."
    • n Ready Ready money; cash; -- commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the ready . "Lord Strut was not flush in ready , either to go to law, or to clear old debts."
    • v. t Ready To dispose in order.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • 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.
    • ready Completely prepared, as for immediate action or use, or for present requirement; suitably equipped, ordered, or arranged; in proper trim or condition.
    • ready Dressed.
    • ready Suitably disposed in mind; mentally prepared; willing; inclined; not reluctant.
    • ready Prepared by what has gone before; brought to a fit state or condition; not unlikely; immediately liable: with an infinitive.
    • ready Already prepared or provided; available for present use or requirement; immediately at hand or within reach; opportune: as, a ready means of escape; a ready way.
    • ready Prompt in action or movement; expert; dexterous; facile.
    • ready Prompt; quick; offhand: as, a ready reply or retort; a ready admission; a ready welcome.
    • ready Present; at hand; here: used in answering a call.
    • ready [Ready is much used in compounds, with participles and sometimes nouns, or in combinations that are properly compounds; as, ready-made; ready-cooked, etc.]
    • ready To dress.
    • ready Synonyms Ready, Easy; disposed, apt, expert, handy, skilful, clever, smart; expeditious, unhesitating. So many of the meanings of ready convey the idea of a movement of mind, and especially a consent of the will, that there is a tendency to use other words where disposition is not included. Hence it is better to say this may easily be seen, than this may readily be seen. See quotation from Locke under readily. Easy of approach; easy to be done; ready to hear. All the senses of ready, active or passive, growout of that of being prepared.
    • n ready Ready money; cash: usually with the definite article.
    • n ready The condition of being ready.
    • n ready The position of a soldier's weapon following the command “Make ready!” or “Ready!”
    • ready To make ready; put into proper condition or order; dispose; arrange; prepare.
    • ready To direct.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ready red′i prepared at the moment: in proper time: prepared in mind: willing: not slow or awkward: dexterous: prompt: quick: present in hand: at hand: near: easy: on the point of: opportune: off-hand, as a ready retort
    • n Ready a waiter's answer to a call: the position of a soldier's weapon after the order 'Make ready!' (slang) ready-money
    • v.t Ready to dispose: to arrange
    • adv Ready in a state of readiness or preparation
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Quotations

  • William Blake
    William%20Blake
    “Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.”
  • William James
    William%20James
    “We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore%20Roosevelt
    “No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.”
  • William Hazlitt
    William%20Hazlitt
    “Our friends are generally ready to do everything for us, except the very thing we wish them to do.”
  • Arnold H. Glasgow
    Arnold H. Glasgow
    “The trouble with the future is that is usually arrives before we're ready for it.”
  • Dalai Lama
    Dalai Lama
    “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”

Idioms

Rough and ready - If something is rough and ready, it has not been carefully prepared, but is fit for its purpose. If a person is rough and ready, they are not very refined or mannered.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. rǣde,; akin to D. gereed, bereid, G. bereit, Goth. garáids, fixed, arranged, and possibly to E. ride, as meaning originally, prepared for riding. Cf. Array, 1st Curry

Usage

In literature:

She was just then getting ready to move out of dock, it being close upon high water.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Ready returned just as he came back to the tent with the bottle of castor-oil, and he told Ready that he was about to give Tommy a dose.
"Masterman Ready" by Captain Frederick Marryat
We had our breakfast, and went up George Street, where we found all sorts of vehicles ready to take us to the fair.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
They will be ready for harvesting in October.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Ailsy will have supper ready in a minute.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
When the hoop was ready and fitted to his head he found the banana leaves could not be used.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
From that day I was ready for any amount of hardships, of bumping and knocking about in sleighs.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
Well, the father was always talking about the flag and what it means and how every man should be ready to fight for it.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
Oi knew Dil Noort would be ready to cut me throat on soight.
"Frank Merriwell's Pursuit" by Burt L. Standish
There was no sacrifice I was not ready to make.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
A room had to be made ready and there was no bed or furniture.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
Now then, we're both ready.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
I'm not sure but the woods are fired a'ready.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
I have ordered the dog-cart to take you home; and it's ready.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
I don't like the fighting, but I'm ready to do my share if you'll only feed me well.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
Then Mr. Ulshoeffer rang the old church bell, and she went to make herself ready for church.
"The House in Town" by Susan Warner
Are you ready, Captain Lewis?
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
And for that he could not say that he was ready.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Perhaps she was a bit of a snob, though fate was getting ready to beat the snobbery out of her.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Therefore, I am ready to start with you whenever you are ready to go.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
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In poetry:

DARIA.
Then get ready for the conflict,
For I will not lower my standard
Save with victory or death.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Sometimes I feel, O vision, you will come
(As some new dawn that o'er dark hills doth break)
Unto my heart, a rude tho' ready home,
And will its silence into music shake.
"My Hope" by John William Streets
O let us all, like workmen truly-wise,
Just, faithful, vigilant, and strictly-fair,
(Whilst yet the time of grace before us lies)
With readiness to serve the Lord repair!
"Advice To Serve God" by Rees Prichard
For, utter stranger as you are,
There yet are many hearts ajar
For your arriving,
And trusty friends and lovers true
Are waiting, ready-made for you,
Without your striving.
"To A New-Born Child" by William Cosmo Monkhouse
My lute is ready, and the fragrant drink
Your lips may honour, how it will rejoice
Losing its life in yours! the lute I think
But wastes the time when I might hear your voice.
"There Is No Breeze To Cool The Heat Of Love" by Laurence Hope
He halted in the wind, and — what was that
Far in the maples, pale, but not a ghost?
He stood there bringing March against his thought,
And yet too ready to believe the most.
"A Boundless Moment" by Robert Frost

In news:

Get ready for a run, or walk, with your dogs.
Always at the Ready .
Self-Storage Performance Data at the Ready , Just Grab and Go.
Sticks at the ready for the fair.
Utah's Michelle Plouffe at the ready for Team Canada.
John Boehner's debt sword — at the ready .
Venezuelan, Like Castro, Has Brother at the Ready .
Phipps at the ready for tonight's events.
18,000-Plus Qaeda Fighters at the Ready .
African-Americans vs Dominicans, Rollers at the Ready .
Pedro Moura/ESPNLA.com USC's brand-new 40-yard turf practice field is located underground at the school's $70 million, 110,000-square foot John McKay Center, scheduled to be ready for football season to begin in August.
Get ready to take an atmospheric vacation.
Atta Boy Roy Shows He's Ready for BC Sprint.
SEC's 2012 football schedule not ready for release.
Aerosmith not ready to become toys in attic .
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In science:

We are ready now to prove Theorem (2.1): Proof.
On the universality of the probability distribution of the product $B^{-1}X$ of random matrices
We are now ready to describe the class of examples satisfying the assumptions of Theorem 5.1.
A law of large numbers for random walks in random mixing environments
We are now ready to formulate and prove our main theorem.
McKay correspondence for elliptic genera
Now we are ready to study Newtonian dynamics given by the equations (2.3) without referring to its v-representation (1.16).
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
We are now ready to state, in terms of R rather than u, the abovementioned results from .
Sparse Potentials With Fractional Hausdorff Dimension
We are now ready to start our geometric study of D-stacks.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
Now we are ready to state the theorem which generalizes Sullivan’s quasi-conformal rigidity theorem.
Quasiconformal Rigidity of Negatively Curved Three Manifolds
We are now ready to turn to the meander problem.
Geometrically Constrained Statistical Models on Fixed and Random Lattices: From Hard Squares to Meanders
But we will see that the latter al ready contain many interesting and relevant examples.
Close encounters of black holes
We now ready to give a proof of Theorem 2.7.
Generic singularities of implicit systems of first order differential equations on the plane
Statement of the Theorem: We are now ready to state our main theorem.
Constructing r-matrices on simple Lie superalgebras
Now we are ready to classify modules of the intermediate series over Vir[M ] for any M and any field IF of characteristic 0.
Generalized Virasoro and Super-Virasoro Algebras and Modules of the Intermediate Series
Now we are ready to prove following theorem.
Generalized Virasoro and Super-Virasoro Algebras and Modules of the Intermediate Series
Now, we are ready to define our random set Γ.
Random Surfaces
Now we are ready to consider homogeneity for sprays.
Generalized Sprays and Nonlinear Connections
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