HyperDic: ready-made

English > 4 senses of the word ready-made:
ADJECTIVEallready-mademade for purchase and immediate use
allready-made, clichedrepeated regularly without thought or originality
allready-madecommercially produced
NOUNartifactready-madea manufactured artifact (as a garment or piece of furniture) that is made in advance and available for purchase
English > ready-made: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmade for purchase and immediate use.
Narrowermadeproduced by a manufacturing process
off-the-rack, off-the-shelf, off-the-peg, ready-to-wear(especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock
prefabManufactured in standard sizes to be shipped and assembled elsewhere
ready-to-eatfood products that are prepared in advance and can be eaten as sold
Oppositecustom-made, custommade according to the specifications of an individual
English > ready-made: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningrepeated regularly without thought or originality.
Example"ready-made phrases"
Synonymcliched
Broaderunoriginalnot original
English > ready-made: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningcommercially produced; not homemade.
Example"ready-made clothes"
Broaderfactory-madeproduced in quantity at a factory
English > ready-made: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA manufactured artifact (as a garment or piece of furniture) that is made in advance and available for purchase.
Example"their apartment was furnished with ready-mades"
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Oppositecustom-made, custom-builtAn item made to the customer's specifications

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