Meaning of ready
Pronunciation: (red'ē), [key]
— adj., v., n., interj. read•i•er, read•i•est, read•ied, read•y•ing,
- completely prepared or in fit condition for immediate action or use: troops ready for battle; Dinner is ready.
- duly equipped, completed, adjusted, or arranged, as for an occasion or purpose: The mechanic called to say that the car is ready.
- willing: ready to forgive.
- prompt or quick in perceiving, comprehending, speaking, writing, etc.
- proceeding from or showing such quickness: a ready reply.
- prompt or quick in action, performance, manifestation, etc.: a keen mind and ready wit.
- inclined; disposed; apt: too ready to criticize others.
- in such a condition as to be imminent; likely at any moment: a tree ready to fall.
- immediately available for use: a ready source of cash.
- pertaining to prompt payment.
- present or convenient: to lie ready to one's hand.
- (in calling the start of a race) be prepared to start: Get ready! Get set! Go!
- to bring to a state of readiness or completion; prepare.
- Print.to ready a press for printing.
- to make ready; prepare.
- and Australian Slang. to swindle.
- the state or condition of being ready.
- ready money; cash.
- in a condition of readiness, available for immediate use: shoppers with their umbrellas at the ready; soldiers keeping their weapons at the ready.
- (used in calling the start of a race to indicate that racers should be prepared to start): Ready! Set! Go!
- ready (Thesaurus)