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ready US English

In a suitable state for an activity, action, or situation; fully prepared

ready US Thesaurus

are you ready?

ready-mix US English

Ready-mixed concrete

cable-ready US English

Adapted for cable television

ever-ready US English

Permanently accessible, available, or prepared

oven-ready US English

(Of food) prepared before sale so as to be ready for cooking in an oven

make ready US English

Prepare

ready-made US English

(Especially of products such as clothes and curtains) made to a standard size or specification rather than to order

ready meal US English

A meal sold in a pre-cooked form that only requires reheating

ready-mixed US English

(Especially of a mixture used in building or cooking) having some or all of the constituents already mixed together; commercially prepared

ready money US English

Money in the form of cash that is immediately available

ready-made US Thesaurus

ready-made clothing

camera-ready US English

(Of matter to be printed) in the right form and of good enough quality to be reproduced photographically onto a printing plate

shovel-ready US English

(Of a building project) at the stage where workers can be employed and construction can begin

at the ready US English

Prepared or available for immediate use

ready, set, go US English

Used to announce the beginning of a race

ready reckoner US English

A book or table listing standard numerical calculations or other kinds of information presented formulaically

ready to roll US English

(Of a person, vehicle, or thing) fully prepared to start functioning or moving

ready-to-wear US English

(Of clothes) made for the general market and sold through stores rather than made to order for an individual customer; off the rack

ready-to-wear New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(of garment) not made to measure

ready and waiting US English

Used to emphasize that someone or something is fully prepared or immediately available

rough and ready US English

Crude but effective

ready with in ready US English

Keen or quick to give

ready for in ready US English

In need of or having a desire for

rough and ready US Thesaurus

the huts at our temporary encampments were rough and ready

rough and ready New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(three words, hyphens when attributive)

drop US English

Collapse or die from exhaustion

at the ready in ready US English

Prepared or available for immediate use

ready to roll in ready US English

(Of a person, vehicle, or thing) fully prepared to start functioning or moving

makeready US English

(In letterpress printing) final adjustment of a form for printing, with overlays and underlays to achieve the correct pressure over the whole printing area

ready cash in ready money US English

Money in the form of cash that is immediately available

ready, set, go in ready US English

Used to announce the beginning of a race

rough and ready in rough US English

Crude but effective

ready and waiting in ready US English

Used to emphasize that someone or something is fully prepared or immediately available

make ready in ready US Thesaurus

making ready for their departure


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