Translation of "ready" - English-French dictionary


adjective /ˈredi/

(negative unready) prepared; able to be used etc immediately or when needed; able to do (something) immediately or when necessary

prêt (à)
I’ve packed our cases, so we’re ready to leave
Is tea ready yet?
Your coat has been cleaned and is ready (to be collected).

(negative unready) willing

prêt (à)
I’m always ready to help.


You’re too ready to find faults in other people
He always has a ready answer.

likely, about (to do something)

prêt à, sur le point de
My head feels as if it’s ready to burst.
readiness noun

readily adverb


I’d readily help you.

without difficulty

I can readily answer all your questions.
ready cash

ready money

argent liquide
We’re running short of ready cash.
ready-made adjective

(especially of clothes) made in standard sizes, and for sale to anyone who wishes to buy, rather than being made for one particular person

tout fait
a ready-made suit.
ready money

coins and banknotes

I want to be paid in ready money, not by cheque.
ready-to-wear adjective

(of clothes) ready-made

prêt à porter
a ready-to-wear suit.
in readiness


I want everything in readiness for his arrival.

(Translation of “ready” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)