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ready

adjective
 
 
/ˈredi/
PREPARED [never before noun] A1 prepared for doing something: Give me a call when you're ready. [+ to do sth] Are you ready to go yet? We're going at eight, so you've got an hour to get ready. The army was ready for action.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant
AVAILABLE [never before noun] A2 prepared and available to be eaten, drunk, used, etc: Is dinner ready? They're building new offices, but they won't be ready till next year. When will the book be ready for publication?Available and accessiblePresentReady and willingUnwilling and reluctant
be ready to do sth to be willing to do something: We are ready to die for our country. →  See also rough and ready Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant
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