Origin of make-ready
adjective, read·i·er, read·i·est.
verb (used with object), read·ied, read·y·ing.
Origin of ready
Synonyms for ready
Antonyms for ready
Related Words for make readyload, protect, prepare, supply, provide, strengthen, fortify, mobilize, tailor, organize, determine, schedule, promote, manage, negotiate, construct, resolve, design, decide, draft
adjective readier or readiest
Word Origin for ready
early 13c., "to administer;" c.1300, "to take aim;" mid-14c., "to prepare, make ready," from ready (adj.). Related: Readied; readying.
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.
see get ready.
In addition to the idiom beginning with ready
, also see
- at the ready
- get ready
- good and (ready)
- rough and ready