Athens stood at 130,000, Beijing readied 100,000, and Vancouver another 100,000.
The missile that had been readied on the launch ramp in France made it through the defenses.
As many as 20,000 security personnel had been readied to guard the courthouse where the Brotherhood officials will stand trial.
As Bush readied for war in Iraq, he wrote his dad a note that said, “I know what you went through.”
Later, she readied herself to present the medals for the Russian figure skaters.
Mr Ramsay was looking out anxiously for the arrival of the expected supplies, but no news of their coming had yet readied him.
He readied two torpedoes and raised a rocket into position for launching.
The particulars of this event had, it is evident, not yet readied him.
And Kate o' the Corp-licht, she readied it and asked nae quastions.
For Judge Priest had readied the point where he couldn't hold in any longer.
Old English ræde, geræde "prepared, ready," of a horse, "ready for riding," from Proto-Germanic *garaidijaz "arranged" (cf. Old Frisian rede "ready," Middle Dutch gereit, Old High German reiti, Middle High German bereite, German bereit, Old Norse greiðr "ready, plain," Gothic garaiþs "ordered, arranged"), from PIE root *reidh- "to ride" (see ride (v.)). Lengthened in Middle English by change of ending. Ready-made first attested early 15c.; ready-to-wear is from 1890.
early 13c., "to administer;" c.1300, "to take aim;" mid-14c., "to prepare, make ready," from ready (adj.). Related: Readied; readying.