|1.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||unready fit waiting in_order ripe at_the_ready prompt willing prepared readiness|
|2.||[ adjective ] (of especially money) immediately available|
"he seems to have ample ready money" "a ready source of cash"
|3.||[ adjective ] mentally disposed|
"he was ready to believe her"
|4.||[ noun ] poised for action|
"their guns were at the ready"
|Related terms:||readiness prepare|
|5.||[ verb ] make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc|
|Synonyms:||prepare set fix gear_up set_up|
"Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
|Related terms:||change set_up mount fix cultivate precondition brace prime summerize provide cram socialize winterize preparation readiness set|
|6.||[ adjective ] brought into readiness|
"dinner is ready"
|7.||[ verb ] (food) prepare for eating by applying heat|
|Synonyms:||prepare cook fix make|
"Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
|Related terms:||create_from_raw_material put_on preserve concoct precook devil whip_up lard make cooking|
|8.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6894|
|9.||[ adjective ] apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity|
"a quick mind" "a ready wit"