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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
ready (adjective)
1.
a) prepared mentally or physically for some experience or action
b) prepared for immediate use - dinner is ready
2.
a) willingly disposed - inclined ready to agree to his proposal
b) likely to do something indicated - a house that looks ready to collapse
3.
displayed and spontaneously - readily a ready wit
4.
immediately available - had ready cash quick
ready (verb)
transitive verb
to make ready
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
ready (adjective)
1.
being in a state of fitness for some experience or action
SYNONIMS:
fit, go, prepared, set
RELATED WORDS:
conditioned, primed, ripe; armed, braced, fortified, steeled; qualified, trained
NEAR ANTONYMS:
unqualified, untrained
flat-footed, half-baked, half-cocked, underprepared, unprepared, unready
ready (adjective)
2.
having a desire or inclination (as for a specified course of action)
SYNONIMS:
amenable, disposed, fain, game, glad, inclined, minded, ready
RELATED WORDS:
predisposed, prone; accommodating, agreeable, compliant, cooperative, obedient, obliging, submissive; favorable, receptive; prepared, prompt, quick, responsive, swift; desirous, eager, enthused, enthusiastic, excited
NEAR ANTONYMS:
averse, loath ( loth loathe), reluctant, reticent
disinclined, unamenable, unwilling
ready (adjective)
3.
having or showing the ability to respond without delay or hesitation
SYNONIMS:
alacritous, alert, expeditious, prompt, ready, willing
RELATED WORDS:
receptive, responsive; immediate, instant, instantaneous, summary; breakneck, breathless, brisk, fast, fleet, fleet-footed, hit-and-run, lightning, rapid, rapid-fire, rattling, snappy, speedy, swift, whirlwind; eager, keen, sharp; apt, clever, quick, quick-witted, ready-witted, sharp-witted, smart
NEAR ANTONYMS:
unresponsive; crawling, creeping, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, lagging, lazy, lazyish, leisurely, logy ( loggy), poking, poky ( pokey), slothful, slow, slowish, sluggish, tardy, unhurried; dormant, idle, inactive, inert
ready (adjective)
4.
involving minimal difficulty or effort
SYNONIMS:
cheap, downhill, effortless, facile, fluent, fluid, hands-down, light, painless, ready, royal, simple, smooth, snap, soft
RELATED WORDS:
idiotproof, mindless, quick, straightforward, unchallenging, uncomplicated; apparent, clear, clear-cut, distinct, evident, manifest, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, perspicuous, plain, transparent, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable
NEAR ANTONYMS:
burdensome, exhausting, onerous, oppressive, painful, stressful, taxing, troublesome; abstruse, complex, complicated, intricate, involved, knotty, problematic ( problematical), recondite
arduous, demanding, difficult, exacting, formidable, grueling ( gruelling), hard, herculean, killer, labored, laborious, murderous, rough, severe, stiff, strenuous, toilful, toilsome, tough
ready (verb)
1.
to make competent (as by training, skill, or ability) for a particular office or function
SYNONIMS:
equip, fit, prepare, ready, season, train
RELATED WORDS:
accustom, adapt, adjust, condition, groom, habituate, shape, tailor; authorize, entitle; empower, enable; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, teach, tutor
ready (verb)
2.
to make ready in advance
SYNONIMS:
fit, fix, groom, lay, prep, ready
RELATED WORDS:
brace, fortify, gird, steel; batten, gather, gear up, mount; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, train, tutor; boot (up), prime; arrange, set, spread; arm, equip, forearm, furnish, outfit, provide, supply; incline, predispose; draft, draw up, frame; warm (up)
ready (verb)
3.
to prepare (oneself) mentally or emotionally
SYNONIMS:
brace, forearm, nerve, poise, psych (up), ready, steel, strengthen
RELATED WORDS:
arm; harden, inure, season, toughen; bolster, boost, buoy (up), buttress, enforce, prop (up), reinforce ( reenforce), support, sustain; cheer (up), comfort, embolden, encourage, hearten, inspire; rally, rouse, stir
NEAR ANTONYMS:
daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, psych (out), shake, unnerve; debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, prostrate, sap, soften, tire, undercut, undermine, weaken
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