properly expectant, organized, or equipped; ready: prepared for a hurricane.
(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.
- 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
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How to use prepared in a sentence
Evers, 65, is among 18,000 volunteers who use an app called Food Rescue Hero, linking them to places where they can pick up produce, meat, dairy products and prepared meals that are close to being thrown away.Restaurants throw away a lot of food. These volunteers pick it up first and take it to people who are hungry. | Cathy Free | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Inflation has been low or stable for decades, and the Fed is prepared to tolerate a temporary rise in inflation over its 2 percent target, he said.Fed chair: Unemployment rate was closer to 10 percent, not 6.3 percent, in January | Rachel Siegel | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
This morning, after donning my most professional sweatshirt, I sat down prepared to focus on work.‘Nano transitions’ are the secret to staying productive and avoiding burnout | Lila MacLellan | February 10, 2021 | Quartz
“That’s just something that can happen because you’re together and you have your equipment, you’re ready and prepared,” he said.‘This is about the future of office space’: Agencies pivot to virtual war rooms for major events | Kimeko McCoy | February 10, 2021 | Digiday
It found that fewer than half of Maryland kindergartners enter school ready to learn, and fewer than 40 percent of high school graduates are prepared for college or a career.Lawmakers launch override of Hogan vetoes of schools overhaul, digital ad tax | Ovetta Wiggins, Erin Cox | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Today, the city is an Asian hipster outpost, with shopping malls, clothing boutiques, and mixologist-prepared cocktails.
He prepared operations south of Samarra and north of Baghdad.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq | IranWire | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Luckily, Tor was prepared for this sort of assault, and has built-in defenses to protect against it.
Divide batter into prepared ramekins, place ramekins on a baking sheet, and bake about 20 minutes.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding | Carla Hall | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This can also be prepared a few days in advance and stored, covered, in the fridge.
He prepared a glossary of provincial and archological words, intended for a supplement to Johnson's Dictionary.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
And I have not had the first morsel of food prepared from this grain offered me since I reached the shores of Europe.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
She was therefore prepared to sustain her part in the drama Routemberg was bringing on the tapis.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Hydrogen sulphid is easily prepared in the simple apparatus shown in Fig. 30.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
But if you restrict it, to the sense in which it is commonly applied to the angelic sex, I am not prepared to answer.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter