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1 ready /ˈrɛdi/ adjective
readier; readiest
1 ready
/ˈrɛdi/
adjective
readier; readiest
Learner's definition of READY
[also more ready; most ready]
not used before a noun : prepared to do something
often followed by to + verb
often + for
not used before a noun : properly prepared or finished and available for use
not used before a noun : almost about to do something
not used before a noun
: willing and eager to do something
: needing or wanting something as soon as possible usually + for
always used before a noun : quick and clever
always used before a noun : available for immediate use

(get) ready, (get) set, go

also British ready, steady, go
used as a command to start a race

ready to roll

see 1roll
2 ready /ˈrɛdi/ verb
readies; readied; readying
2 ready
/ˈrɛdi/
verb
readies; readied; readying
Learner's definition of READY
[+ object] formal
: to prepare (someone or something)
3 ready /ˈrɛdi/ noun
plural readies
3 ready
/ˈrɛdi/
noun
plural readies
Learner's definition of READY

at the ready

: available for immediate use

the ready

British, informal or the readies
: money that can be used immediately
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