adjective, read·i·er, read·i·est.
verb (used with object), read·ied, read·y·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR ready
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Idioms for ready
- to bring to a state of readiness or completion; prepare.
- Printing. to ready a press for printing.
Origin of ready
words often confused with ready
OTHER WORDS FROM readyo·ver·read·y, adjectivepre·read·y, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for ready
And readier than ever for love, he even joined Match.com, where he discovered that Barbie had also signed up.
I have been made all the readier to comply with this request by a passage at the end of his letter, which has almost alarmed me.The Woman in White|Wilkie Collins
I am all the readier to do so because, speaking from my conscience, I was to blame then too for flirting or something.Fathers and Children|Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
An extended franchise meant a larger expenditure on beer, not the readier acceptance of popular aspirations.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen
British Dictionary definitions for ready
adjective readier or readiest
- poised for use or actionwith pen at the ready
- (of a rifle) in the position normally adopted immediately prior to aiming and firing
Word Origin for ready
Idioms and Phrases with ready
In addition to the idiom beginning with ready
, also see
- at the ready
- get ready
- good and (ready)
- rough and ready