Definition of 'ready'
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His mentality showed he wants to play and is ready to play. The Sun (2017)You must be ready to make sacrifices. The Sun (2016)Physically we are not quite ready so far. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The new moon heats up your ambitions and you are ready to put them to the test. The Sun (2016)I could buy three ready meals for the same price so had to say no. The Sun (2016)Success is out there but you need to show you're ready and able to do more at work. The Sun (2016)My husband did not have a ready answer. Christianity Today (2000)We will prepare for the game very well and we will be ready to play. The Sun (2012)Why not go the whole hog and buy a ready meal? The Sun (2008)You can also buy them ready prepared. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What they found was a team now ready to give as good as it gets. The Sun (2010)You are ready and able to impress a panel in any contest. The Sun (2010)The two dogs were ready to tear each other to pieces. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)We have taken on board some pointers from the first leg and we are ready to go. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There was no mother in me good enough or ready where was she? Mothers who Leave (1994)Thousands of cases are thrown out at trial because they are not ready or properly prepared. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We are now ready to win something. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There are always football clubs ready to take any kind of risk to get results. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The old warhorse is not ready to be put out to pasture just yet. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Silver began his career by blogging under a pseudonym but is now ready to become a celebrity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You are ready to take action but others need time to prepare so extend a deadline. The Sun (2012)He is ready to answer with his performance. The Sun (2016)United were clearly reluctant to concede their precious striker was ready to play. The Sun (2006)The invitation is also open to those who are not quite ready to buy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This applies to both work and pleasure, so get ready for a busy time. The Sun (2016)Instead, have his new bed prepared ready for his arrival. Superdog! Action plans that work for a happy and well-behaved pet (1990)In western Baghdad, they are ready and prepared. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Synonyms of 'ready'
on the point of, close to, about to, on the verge of
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Translations for 'ready'
British English: ready /ˈrɛdɪ/ ADJECTIVE
If someone or something is ready, they have reached the required stage for something or they are properly prepared for action or use.
It took her a long time to get ready to go out.
- American English: ready
- Arabic: مُسْتَعِدّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pronto
- Chinese: 准备完毕的
- Croatian: spreman
- Czech: připravený
- Danish: klar parat
- Dutch: klaar
- European Spanish: dispuesto
- Finnish: valmis
- French: prêt partant
- German: bereit
- Greek: έτοιμος
- Italian: pronto
- Japanese: 用意のできた
- Korean: 준비가 된
- Norwegian: klar
- Polish: gotowy
- European Portuguese: pronto
- Romanian: pregătit
- Russian: готовый
- Spanish: dispuesto
- Swedish: klar redo
- Thai: พร้อม
- Turkish: hazır
- Ukrainian: готовий
- Vietnamese: sẵn sàng
British English: ready VERB
When you ready something, you prepare it for a particular purpose.
His soldiers were readying themselves for the final assault.
Definition of ready from the Collins English Dictionary
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