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(1)   Apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity
"A quick mind"
"A ready wit"
(2)   Brought into readiness
"Dinner is ready"
(3)   Completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
"Get ready"
"She is ready to resign"
"The bridge is ready to collapse"
"I am ready to work"
"Ready for action"
"Ready for use"
"The soup will be ready in a minute"
"Ready to learn to read"
(4)   Mentally disposed
"He was ready to believe her"


(5)   Poised for action
"Their guns were at the ready"


(6)   Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
"Get the children ready for school!"
"Prepare for war"
"I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
(7)   Prepare for eating by applying heat
"Cook me dinner, please"
"Can you make me an omelette?"
"Fix breakfast for the guests, please"


redy, rædig from Old English ræde, geræde < Proto-Germanic *garaidijaz ("arranged") + -y. Cognate with Danish , Dutch gereed, German gerade and bereit, Old Norse greiðr and Gothic .


  1. Prepared for immediate action or use.
    The troops are ready for battle.
  2. Inclined; apt to happen.
  3. Liable at any moment.
    The seed is ready to sprout.