Translation of "ready" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈred.i/ us /ˈred.i/

ready adjective (PREPARED)

A1 prepared and suitable for fast activity

[ + to infinitive ] Are you ready to leave? 你準備好離開了嗎?
Are you ready to order, Madam? 現在可以點菜了嗎,女士?
Okay, Evie, ready when you are (= I am ready to do what we have arranged). 好了,埃薇,我都準備好了,就等你了。
Dinner's ready! 可以吃晚飯了!
Are you ready? Hurry up - we're late. 準備好了嗎?快點——我們都晚了。
We're leaving at eight o'clock, so you've got half an hour to get ready. 我們八點鐘出發,所以你還有半個小時準備。
The army are said to be ready for action. 據說軍隊已經做好準備隨時採取行動。
The concert hall was made/got ready (= prepared) for the performance. 音樂廳已為這場演出準備妥當。
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. 由於得到秘密線報,警方布下埋伏,等著劫匪從銀行出來自投羅網。

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ready adjective (QUICK)

[ before noun ] mainly approving quick with answers, jokes, solutions, etc.

He had a ready reply to every question. 他對所有的問題都對答如流。
He was charming, with a ready wit (= the ability to quickly say clever and funny things). 他很有魅力,而且機智風趣。


uk /ˈred.i/ us /ˈred.i/
at the ready

prepared to be used or to act immediately

He stood by the phone, pencil at the ready. 他準備好了鉛筆,站在電話旁。

(Translation of “ready” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)