ready - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [never before noun] prepared for what is going to happen

    We’ll never be ready in time.

    ready for:

    She was ready for a new challenge.

    ready to do something:

    Are you ready to go yet?

    1. a.
      in a suitable condition for use

      Is dinner ready?

      get something ready:

      I’d just got tea ready when they called.

      have something ready:

      We can have your order ready by 5.00.

  2. 2
    willing to do something
    ready to do something:

    Jack was always ready to work extra hours if necessary.

    You are too ready to find fault with other people.

    ready with:

    He was always ready with a story to cheer us up.

  3. 3
    [only before noun] formal easily and quickly produced or available

    a ready smile

    This type of account gives you ready access to your money.