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ready

read·y

ready

 
 
pronunciation:
re di
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
part of speech: adjective
inflections: readier, readiest
definition 1: prepared.
I just have to get my keys and my hat, and then I'll be ready to go.
 
synonyms:
set
similar words:
fit, game, organized, prepared, primed
definition 2: able to perform or be used; fit.
The car company says its new model will be ready next month.
similar words:
able, fit, prepared, usable
definition 3: quick to answer, understand, or communicate.
He has a ready sense of humor.
synonyms:
quick, sharp
similar words:
agile, alert, apt, bright, deft, keen
definition 4: willing.
She is always ready to help others.
synonyms:
willing
antonyms:
reluctant
similar words:
apt, disposed, eager, glad, inclined, prone
definition 5: able to be used right away.
I have some ready cash in my wallet.
synonyms:
on hand
similar words:
accessible, available, handy, on tap, usable
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: readied, readies, readying
definition: to cause to be ready or to make ready; prepare.
He readied his house for winter.
synonyms:
gear up, prepare, prime
similar words:
arrange, condition, equip, fit, season, set
derivation: readiness (n.)