[ pri-paird ]
/ prɪˈpɛərd /


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.

Origin of prepared

First recorded in 1520–30; prepare + -ed2
Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-prepared

  • Mrs. Lister remembered his single year at the college, whither he had come, self-prepared, to enter the senior class.

    Basil Everman|Elsie Singmaster
  • An hour or two later, he was up and eating his self-prepared breakfast.

    Out of the Air|Inez Haynes Irwin