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Dictionary definition for: Ready

1. (n) poised for action; "their guns were at the ready"

2. (v) prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

3. (a) 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

4. (v) 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"

5. (s) mentally disposed; "he was ready to believe her"

6. (s) brought into readiness; "dinner is ready"

7. (s) apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; "a quick mind" "a ready wit"

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