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

 ready /ˈrɛdi/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 就緒 備妥

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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Read·y adv. In a state of preparation for immediate action; so as to need no delay.
    We ourselves will go ready armed.   --Num. xxxii. 17.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Read·y, n. Ready money; cash; -- commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the ready. [Slang]
    Lord Strut was not flush in ready, either to go to law, or to clear old debts.   --Arbuthnot.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Read·y, v. t. To dispose in order. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [ant: unready]
      2: (of especially money) immediately available; "he seems to
         have ample ready money"; "a ready source of cash" [syn: ready(a)]
      3: mentally disposed; "he was ready to believe her"
      4: brought into readiness; "dinner is ready"
      5: apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; "a
         quick mind"; "a ready wit" [syn: quick]
      n : poised for action; "their guns were at the ready"
      v 1: prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner,
           please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast
           for the guests, please" [syn: cook, fix, make, prepare]
      2: 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" [syn: fix, prepare,
          set up, gear up, set]
      [also: readiest, readier]