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readymore about ready


  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ready  \Read"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Readier};  superl.  {Readiest}.]  [AS. 
  r[=ae]de;  akin  to  D.  gereed,  bereid,  G.  bereit,  Goth. 
  gar['a]ids  fixed,  arranged,  and  possibly  to  E.  ride,  as 
  meaning  originally,  prepared  for  riding.  Cf  {Array},  1st 
  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.  ``When 
  she  redy  was.''  --Chaucer. 
  2.  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.  --Matt.  xxii. 
  3.  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.  --Acts 
  xxi.  13. 
  If  need  be  I  am  ready  to  forego  And  quit  --Milton. 
  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. 
  ``Ready  in  devising  expedients.''  --Macaulay. 
  Gurth,  whose  temper  was  ready,  through  surly.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
  5.  Offering  itself  at  once;  at  hand;  opportune;  convenient; 
  near  easy.  ``The  readiest  way.''  --Milton. 
  A  sapling  pine  he  wrenched  from  out  the  ground,  The 
  readiest  weapon  that  his  fury  found  --Dryden. 
  6.  On  the  point;  about  on  the  brink;  near  --  with  a 
  following  infinitive. 
  My  heart  is  ready  to  crack.  --Shak. 
  7.  (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 
  {All  ready},  ready  in  every  particular;  wholly  equipped  or 
  prepared.  ``[I]  am  all  redy  at  your  hest.''  --Chaucer. 
  {Ready  money},  means  of  immediate  payment;  cash.  ``'Tis  all 
  the  ready  money  fate  can  give.''  --Cowley. 
  {Ready  reckoner},  a  book  of  tables  for  facilitating 
  computations,  as  of  interest,  prices,  etc 
  {To  make  ready},  to  make  preparation;  to  get  in  readiness. 
  Syn:  Prompt;  expeditious;  speedy;  unhesitating;  dexterous; 
  apt;  skilful;  handy;  expert;  facile;  easy;  opportune; 
  fitted;  prepared;  disposed;  willing;  free  cheerful.  See 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ready  \Read"y\,  adv 
  In  a  state  of  preparation  for  immediate  action  so  as  to  need 
  no  delay. 
  We  ourselves  will  go  ready  armed.  --Num.  xxxii 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ready  \Read"y\,  n. 
  Ready  money;  cash;  --  commonly  with  the  as  he  was  supplied 
  with  the  ready.  [Slang] 
  Lord  Strut  was  not  flush  in  ready,  either  to  go  to  law, 
  or  to  clear  old  debts.  --Arbuthnot. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ready  \Read"y\,  v.  t. 
  To  dispose  in  order  [Obs.]  --Heywood. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {unready}] 
  2:  (of  especially  money)  immediately  available;  "he  seems  to 
  have  ample  ready  money";  "a  ready  source  of  cash"  [syn:  {ready(a)}] 
  3:  mentally  disposed;  "he  was  ready  to  believe  her" 
  4:  brought  into  readiness;  "dinner  is  ready" 
  5:  apprehending  and  responding  with  speed  and  sensitivity;  "a 
  quick  mind";  "a  ready  wit"  [syn:  {quick}] 
  n  :  poised  for  action  "their  guns  were  at  the  ready" 
  v  1:  prepare  for  eating  by  applying  heat;  "Cook  me  dinner, 
  please";  "can  you  make  me  an  omelette?"  "fix  breakfast 
  for  the  guests,  please"  [syn:  {cook},  {fix},  {make},  {prepare}] 
  2:  make  ready  or  suitable  in  advance  for  a  particular  purpose 
  or  for  some  use  event,  etc  "Get  the  children  ready  for 
  school!";  "prepare  for  war"  [syn:  {prepare},  {set  up},  {gear 
  up},  {set}] 

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