prepared

[ pri-paird ]
/ prɪˈpɛərd /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. preparatively,
  2. preparator,
  3. preparatory,
  4. preparatory school,
  5. prepare,
  6. prepared piano,
  7. preparedness,
  8. preparental,
  9. prepatellar bursitis,
  10. prepatent period

Origin of prepared

First recorded in 1520–30; prepare + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for unprepared

unprepared

/ (ˌʌnprɪˈpɛəd) /

adjective

having made inadequate preparations
not made ready or prepared
done without preparation; extemporaneous
Derived Formsunpreparedly, adverbunpreparedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unprepared

unprepared

adj.

1540s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of prepare (v.).

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