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English definition of “ready”

ready

adjective (PREPARED)    /ˈred.i/
A1 prepared and suitable for fast activity: [+ to infinitive] Are you ready to leave? Are you ready to order, Madam? Okay, Evie, ready when you are (= I am ready to do what we have arranged). Dinner's ready! Are you ready? Hurry up - we're late. We're leaving at eight o'clock, so you've got half an hour to get ready. The army are said to be ready for action. The concert hall was made/got ready (= prepared) for the performance.Available and accessiblePresentReady and willingUnwilling and reluctant ready and waiting waiting and prepared to act: Secret information allowed the police to be ready and waiting when the robbers came out of the bank.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctantWaitingStaying and remaining
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