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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ready money

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mon·ey n.; pl. Moneys
 1. A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined, or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority as a medium of exchange in financial transactions between citizens and with government; also, any number of such pieces; coin.
    To prevent such abuses, . . . it has been found necessary . . . to affix a public stamp upon certain quantities of such particular metals, as were in those countries commonly made use of to purchase goods.  Hence the origin of coined money, and of those public offices called mints.   --A. Smith.
 2. Any written or stamped promise, certificate, or order, as a government note, a bank note, a certificate of deposit, etc., which is payable in standard coined money and is lawfully current in lieu of it; in a comprehensive sense, any currency usually and lawfully employed in buying and selling.
 Note:Whatever, among barbarous nations, is used as a medium of effecting exchanges of property, and in the terms of which values are reckoned, as sheep, wampum, copper rings, quills of salt or of gold dust, shovel blades, etc., is, in common language, called their money.
 4. In general, wealth; property; as, he has much money in land, or in stocks; to make, or lose, money.
    The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.   --1 Tim vi. 10 (Rev. Ver. ).
 Money bill Legislation, a bill for raising revenue.
 Money broker, a broker who deals in different kinds of money; one who buys and sells bills of exchange; -- called also money changer.
 Money cowrie Zool., any one of several species of Cypraea (esp. Cypraea moneta) formerly much used as money by savage tribes. See Cowrie.
 Money of account, a denomination of value used in keeping accounts, for which there may, or may not, be an equivalent coin; e. g., the mill is a money of account in the United States, but not a coin.
 Money order, (a) an order for the payment of money; specifically, a government order for the payment of money, issued at one post office as payable at another; -- called also postal money order. -- (b) a similar order issued by a bank or other financial institution.
 Money scrivener, a person who procures the loan of money to others. [Eng.]
 Money spider, Money spinner Zool., a small spider; -- so called as being popularly supposed to indicate that the person upon whom it crawls will be fortunate in money matters.
 Money's worth, a fair or full equivalent for the money which is paid.
 A piece of money, a single coin.
 Ready money, money held ready for payment, or actually paid, at the time of a transaction; cash.
 plastic money, credit cards, usually made out of plastic; also called plastic; as, put it on the plastic.
 To make money, to gain or acquire money or property; to make a profit in dealings.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Read·y a. [Compar. Readier superl. Readiest.]
 1. Prepared for what one is about to do or experience; equipped or supplied with what is needed for some act or event; prepared for immediate movement or action; as, the troops are ready to march; ready for the journey.  “When she redy was.”
 2. Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished. “Dinner was ready.”
    My oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.   --Matt. xxii. 4.
 3. Prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing; free; inclined; disposed.
    I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus.   --Acts xxi. 13.
 If need be, I am ready to forego
 And quit.   --Milton.
 4. Not slow or hesitating; quick in action or perception of any kind; dexterous; prompt; easy; expert; as, a ready apprehension; ready wit; a ready writer or workman. Ready in devising expedients.”
    Gurth, whose temper was ready, though surly.   --Sir W. Scott.
 5. Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient; near; easy. “The readiest way.”
 A sapling pine he wrenched from out the ground,
 The readiest weapon that his fury found.   --Dryden.
 6. On the point; about; on the brink; near; -- with a following infinitive.
    My heart is ready to crack.   --Shak.
 7. Mil. A word of command, or a position, in the manual of arms, at which the piece is cocked and held in position to execute promptly the next command, which is, aim.
 All ready, ready in every particular; wholly equipped or prepared. “[I] am all redy at your hest.” --Chaucer.
 Ready money, means of immediate payment; cash. “'T is all the ready money fate can give.” --Cowley.
 Ready reckoner, a book of tables for facilitating computations, as of interest, prices, etc.
 To make ready, to make preparation; to get in readiness.
 Syn: -- Prompt; expeditious; speedy; unhesitating; dexterous; apt; skillful; handy; expert; facile; easy; opportune; fitted; prepared; disposed; willing; free; cheerful. See Prompt.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 ready money
      n : money in the form of cash that is readily available; "his
          wife was always a good source of ready cash"; "he paid
          cold cash for the TV set" [syn: ready cash, cold cash]