adjective, read·i·er, read·i·est.
verb (used with object), read·ied, read·y·ing.
Words nearby ready
Idioms for ready
- to bring to a state of readiness or completion; prepare.
- Printing. to ready a press for printing.
Origin of ready
SYNONYMS FOR ready
OTHER WORDS FROM readyo·ver·read·y, adjectivepre·read·y, adjective
usage note for ready
Examples from the Web for readies
But you must put all fun and games aside by Friday as Mercury, squaring Jupiter, readies to enter your sign.What the Stars Hold for Your Week, June 26-July 2, 2011|Starsky + Cox|June 26, 2011|DAILY BEAST
As Obama readies his health-care speech tonight, Sarah Palin is on the offensive again, railing against "death panels."
But meanwhile he gains no real strength, he readies no new height of contemplation.
He 'readies up the broads,' as he terms it, by cutting all the high cards convex, and the low ones concave.Sharps and Flats|John Nevil Maskelyne
Can a Tartar be said to cook, when he only readies his steak by riding on it?
A gale of wind, accompanied with heavy rain, often readies its climax just about the dawn.Hodge and His Masters|Richard Jefferies
The fact that he was not so billed made him realise what a small part of any secret ever readies the general ear.The Mayor of Warwick|Herbert M. Hopkins
British Dictionary definitions for readies (1 of 2)
pl n the readies
Word Origin for readies
British Dictionary definitions for readies (2 of 2)
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 readies
In addition to the idiom beginning with ready
, also see
- at the ready
- get ready
- good and (ready)
- rough and ready