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1. Prepared for what one is about to do or experience; equipped or supplied with what is needed for some act or event; prepared for immediate movement or action; as, the troops are ready to march; ready for the journey. When she redy was.

2. Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished. Dinner was ready. My oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. (Matt. Xxii. 4)

3. Prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing; free; inclined; disposed. I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at jerusalem, for the name of the lord Jesus. (acts xxi. 13) If need be, I am ready to forego And quit. (milton)

4. Not slow or hesitating; quick in action or perception of any kind; dexterous; prompt; easy; expert; as, a ready apprehension; ready wit; a ready writer or workman. Ready in devising expedients. Gurth, whose temper was ready, through surly. (Sir W. Scott)

5. Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient; near; easy. The readiest way. A sapling pine he wrenched from out the ground, The readiest weapon that his fury found. (Dryden)

6. On the point; about; on the brink; near; with a following infinitive. My heart is ready to crack. (Shak)

7. A word of command, or a position, in the manual of arms, at which the piece is cocked and held in position to execute promptly the next command, which is, aim. All ready, ready in every [[partic 817 ular]]; wholly equipped or prepared. [I] am all redy at your hest. . Ready money, means of immediate payment; cash. 'Tis all the ready money fate can give. . Ready reckoner, a book of tables for facilitating computations, as of interest, prices, etc. To make ready, to make preparation; to get in readiness.

Synonym: Prompt, expeditious, speedy, unhesitating, dexterous, apt, skilful, handy, expert, facile, easy, opportune, fitted, prepared, disposed, willing, free, cheerful. See Prompt.

Origin: AS. Raede; akin to D. Gereed, bereid, G. Bereit, Goth. Garaids fixed, arranged, and possibly to E. Ride, as meaning originally, prepared for riding. Cf. Array, 1st Curry.

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