HyperDic: ready

English > 8 senses of the word ready:
ADJECTIVEallreadycompletely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
allready(of especially money) immediately available
allreadymentally disposed
allreadymade suitable and available for immediate use
allready, quickapprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity / sensitivity
NOUNstatereadypoised for action / action
VERBcreationready, cook, fix, make, prepareprepare for eating by applying heat
changeready, fix, prepare, set up, gear up, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
ready > pronunciation
Soundsreh'diy
Rhymesalready ... yesterday: 132 rhymes with diy...
English > ready: 8 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCompletely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress.
Examples
  • "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"
Attribute ofreadiness, preparedness, preparationThe state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
Narrowerat the readyReady for immediate use
fit, primed, set(usually followed by 'to' or 'for') on the point of or strongly disposed
in orderIn a state of proper readiness or preparation or arrangement
promptReady and willing or quick to act
ripefully prepared or eager
waiting, ready and waitingAnd remaining ready and available for use
See alsopreparedmade ready or fit or suitable beforehand
willingdisposed or inclined toward
Oppositeunreadynot prepared or in a state of readiness
Spanishlisto, preparado
Nounsreadinessthe state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
readypoised for action / action
English > ready: 8 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(of especially money) immediately available.
Examples
  • "he seems to have ample ready money"
  • "a ready source of cash"
Broaderavailableobtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
English > ready: 8 senses > adjective 3
Meaningmentally disposed.
Example"he was ready to believe her"
Broaderwillingdisposed or inclined toward
English > ready: 8 senses > adjective 4
MeaningMade suitable and available for immediate use.
Example"dinner is ready"
Broaderpreparedmade ready or fit or suitable beforehand
English > ready: 8 senses > adjective 5
Meaningapprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity / sensitivity.
Example "a ready wit"
Synonymquick
BroaderintelligentHaving the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
Nounsreadinessa natural effortlessness
English > ready: 8 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningpoised for action / action.
Example"their guns were at the ready"
Broaderreadiness, preparedness, preparationThe state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
Adjectivesreadycompletely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
Verbsreadymake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
English > ready: 8 senses > verb 1, creation
MeaningPrepare for eating by applying heat.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe chefs ready the vegetables
Synonymscook, fix, make, prepare
Narrowerconcoct, cook upPrepare or cook by mixing ingredients
deglazedissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid / liquid and stirring
devilcoat or stuff with a spicy paste
dress, dress outkill and prepare for market or consumption
flambepour liquor over and ignite (a dish)
lardPrepare or cook with lard
precookcook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long
preserve, keepprevent (food) from rotting
put onput on the stove or ready for cooking
scallop, escallopbake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top
whip up, whomp upPrepare or cook quickly or hastily
Broadercreate from raw material, create from raw stuffmake from scratch
Similar tomakeGather and light the materials for
Spanishcocinar, confeccionar, crear, formar, guisar, preparar
Catalanconfeccionar, coure, crear, cuinar, formar, guisar, preparar
English > ready: 8 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Example"Get the children ready for school!"
Synonymsfix, prepare, set up, gear up, set
Narrowerbrace, poisePrepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
cramPrepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
cultivate, crop, workPrepare for crops
fixkill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
mountFix onto a backing, setting, or support
preconditionput into the required condition beforehand
primeinsert / insert a primer into (a gun / gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
provideTake measures in preparation for
set up, lay out, setGet ready for a particular purpose or event
socialize, socialisePrepare for social life
summerize, summerisePrepare for summer
winterize, winterisePrepare for winter
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishacondicionar, aprestarse, aprestar, disponerse, disponer, prepararse, preparar
Catalanaprestar, disposar-se, preparar-se, preparar
Nounsreadypoised for action / action
readyingthe activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose

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