[ 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

OTHER WORDS FROM prepared Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for unprepared

British Dictionary definitions for unprepared

/ (ˌʌnprɪˈpɛəd) /


having made inadequate preparations
not made ready or prepared
done without preparation; extemporaneous

Derived forms of unprepared

unpreparedly, adverbunpreparedness, noun
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