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Definition 1: poised for action - [noun denoting state]

Samples where ready or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • their guns were at the ready

(ready is a kind of ...) the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)

"putting them in readiness" "their preparation was more than adequate"

Definition 2: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc - [verb of change]

Samples where ready or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Get the children ready for school!
  • prepare for war
  • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

Synonyms for ready in the sense of this definition

(ready is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of ready ) prepare for crops

"Work the soil" "cultivate the land"

(... is a kind of ready ) insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing

"prime a cannon" "prime a mine"

(... is a kind of ready ) prepare for summer

"summerize your car" "summerize a house"

(... is a kind of ready ) prepare for winter

"winterize cars" "winterize your houses"

(... is a kind of ready ) get ready for a particular purpose or event

"set up an experiment" "set the table" "lay out the tools for the surgery"

(... is a kind of ready ) fix onto a backing, setting, or support

"mount slides for macroscopic analysis"

(... is a kind of ready ) kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study

(... is a kind of ready ) put into the required condition beforehand

(... is a kind of ready ) prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam

(... is a kind of ready ) take measures in preparation for

"provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"

(... is a kind of ready ) prepare for social life

"Children have to be socialized in school"

(... is a kind of ready ) prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

Definition 3: prepare for eating by applying heat - [verb of creation]

Samples where ready or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Cook me dinner, please
  • can you make me an omelette?
  • fix breakfast for the guests, please

Synonyms for ready in the sense of this definition

(ready is a kind of ...) make from scratch

(... is a kind of ready ) prevent (food) from rotting

"preserved meats" "keep potatoes fresh"

(... is a kind of ready ) prepare or cook with lard

"lard meat"

(... is a kind of ready ) prepare or cook by mixing ingredients

"concoct a strange mixture"

(... is a kind of ready ) prepare or cook quickly or hastily

(... is a kind of ready ) cook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long

"precook the rice"

(... is a kind of ready ) coat or stuff with a spicy paste

"devilled eggs"

(... is a kind of ready ) put on the stove or ready for cooking

"put on the tea, please!"

(... is a kind of ready ) pour liquor over and ignite (a dish)

(... is a kind of ready ) bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top

(... is a kind of ready ) dissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid and stirring

(... is a kind of ready ) kill and prepare for market or consumption

"dress a turkey"

(ready has a similar meaning as ...) gather and light the materials for

"make a fire"

Definition 4: completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where ready or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(ready is similar to ...) ready for immediate use

"soldiers with guns at the ready" "students with pens and notebooks at the ready"

(ready is similar to ...) (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed

"in no fit state to continue" "fit to drop" "laughing fit to burst" "she was fit to scream" "primed for a fight" "we are set to go at any time"

(ready is similar to ...) in a state of proper readiness or preparation or arrangement

"everything is in order for their arrival"

(ready is similar to ...) ready and willing or quick to act

"she is always prompt to help her friends"

(ready is similar to ...) fully prepared or eager

"the colonists were ripe for revolution"

(ready is similar to ...) being and remaining ready and available for use

"waiting cars and limousines lined the curb" "found her mother waiting for them" "an impressive array of food ready and waiting for the guests" "military forces ready and waiting"

(means also ...) made ready or fit or suitable beforehand

"a prepared statement" "be prepared for emergencies"

(means also ...) disposed or inclined toward

"a willing participant" "willing helpers"

(... are attributes of ready) the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)

"putting them in readiness" "their preparation was more than adequate"

Definition 5: apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ready or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a quick mind
  • a ready wit

Synonyms for ready in the sense of this definition

(ready is similar to ...) having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

"is there intelligent life in the universe?" "an intelligent question"

Definition 6: made suitable and available for immediate use - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ready or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dinner is ready

(ready is similar to ...) made ready or fit or suitable beforehand

"a prepared statement" "be prepared for emergencies"

Definition 7: mentally disposed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ready or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was ready to believe her

(ready is similar to ...) disposed or inclined toward

"a willing participant" "willing helpers"

Definition 8: (of especially money) immediately available - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ready or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he seems to have ample ready money
  • a ready source of cash

(ready is similar to ...) obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service

"kept a fire extinguisher available" "much information is available through computers" "available in many colors" "the list of available candidates is unusually long"

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