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1ready/ˈrɛdi/adjective
readierreadiest
1ready
/ˈrɛdi/
adjective
readierreadiest
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
   b  : 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 Britishready, steady, go
— used as a command to start a race

ready to roll

— see 1roll
2ready/ˈrɛdi/verb
readiesreadiedreadying
2ready
/ˈrɛdi/
verb
readiesreadiedreadying
Learner's definition of READY  
[+ object]formal
: to prepare (someone or something)
3ready/ˈrɛdi/noun
pluralreadies
3ready
/ˈrɛdi/
noun
pluralreadies
Learner's definition of READY  

at the ready

: available for immediate use

the ready

British, informalorthe readies
: money that can be used immediately
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