Definition of ready:


part of speech: adjective

Prepared at the moment: prepared in mind: willing: not slow or awkward: dexterous: prompt: quick: present in hand: at hand: near: easy: on the point of.

part of speech: adverb


part of speech: noun


part of speech: adjective

In condition to be used or to act immediately; quick; prompt; as, ready wit; ready payment; mentally fit or prepared; willing; as, ready to obey; about to do or be; likely; as, that tree is ready to fall; free to be used; easy to obtain; as, ready money.

part of speech: adjective

Prepared; willing; prompt; easy.

part of speech: adverb

In a state of readiness or preparation.


Usage examples for ready:

  • " I'm ready to give myself up," he repeated. "The Clock Strikes Thirteen", Mildred A. Wirt.
  • Well, are we all ready now? "Pagan Passions", Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer.
  • You are ready to go? "Green Fancy", George Barr McCutcheon.

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