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ready

read·y

ready

 
pronunciation:
re di
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, interjection
part of speech: adjective
inflections: readier, readiest
definition 1: having done the necessary things to get underway; prepared.
ready to go to workready to play the game
 
synonyms:
set
antonyms:
unready
similar words:
fit, forward, game, organized, prepared, prepared, primed
definition 2: able to operate or perform; fit.
The new computers are ready to use now.
antonyms:
unready
similar words:
able, conditioned, fit, prepared, prepared, ripe, serviceable, usable
definition 3: mentally or emotionally prepared.
He felt ready to take on the enemy.She wasn't ready for marriage.
antonyms:
unready
definition 4: having or showing quickness in responding, comprehending, or communicating.
a ready sense of humor
synonyms:
quick, sharp
similar words:
adroit, agile, alert, apt, bright, deft, dextrous, discerning, facile, keen, perceptive, percipient, wide-awake
definition 5: disposed; willing.
He showed a ready inclination to obey.The dog is always ready to go for a walk.
synonyms:
willing
antonyms:
grudging, reluctant, unwilling
similar words:
apt, disposed, eager, favorable, forward, glad, inclined, prone, well-disposed
definition 6: available for immediate use.
ready cash
synonyms:
on hand
similar words:
accessible, available, handy, in store, on tap, ripe, usable
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: readied, readies, readying
definition: to cause to be or to make ready; prepare.
He readied himself for the fight.
synonyms:
gear up, prepare, prime
similar words:
activate, arrange, condition, equip, fit, get, lay, mobilize, psych, season, set
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: used in directing runners to prepare for the beginning of the race.
Ready! Get set! Go!
derivation: readiness (n.)