[ pri-paird ]
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  1. properly expectant, organized, or equipped; ready: prepared for a hurricane.

  2. (of food) processed by the manufacturer or seller, by cooking, cleaning, or the like, so as to be ready to serve or use with little or no further preparation.

Origin of prepared

First recorded in 1520–30; prepare + -ed2

Other words from prepared

  • pre·par·ed·ly [pri-pair-id-lee, -paird-lee], /prɪˈpɛər ɪd li, -ˈpɛərd li/, adverb
  • self-pre·pared, adjective
  • su·per·pre·pared, adjective
  • un·pre·pared, adjective
  • un·pre·par·ed·ly, adverb
  • well-pre·pared, adjective

Words Nearby prepared Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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