- 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
Related formspre·par·ed·ly [pri-pair-id-lee, -paird-lee] /prɪˈpɛər ɪd li, -ˈpɛərd li/, adverbself-pre·pared, adjectivesu·per·pre·pared, adjectiveun·pre·pared, adjectiveun·pre·par·ed·ly, adverbwell-pre·pared, adjective
First recorded in 1520–30; prepare
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for self-prepared
Historical Examples of self-prepared
An hour or two later, he was up and eating his self-prepared breakfast.
Mrs. Lister remembered his single year at the college, whither he had come, self-prepared, to enter the senior class.