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  1. [noun] poised for action; "their guns were at the ready"

  2. [verb] prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
    Synonyms: cook, fix, make, prepare

  3. [verb] make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
    Synonyms: fix, prepare, set up, gear up, set

  4. [adjective] completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress; "get ready"; "she is ready to resign"; "the bridge is ready to collapse"; "I am ready to work"; "ready for action"; "ready for use"; "the soup will be ready in a minute"; "ready to learn to read"

  5. [adjective] (of especially money) immediately available; "he seems to have ample ready money"; "a ready source of cash"

  6. [adjective] mentally disposed; "he was ready to believe her"

  7. [adjective] brought into readiness; "dinner is ready"

  8. [adjective] apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; "a quick mind"; "a ready wit"
    Synonyms: quick


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