prepared for use or actionIt took her a long time to get ready for church.
prepared for use or actionEverything's ready for the family to move in.
In a few days' time the sprouts will be ready to eat.
prompt or eagerShe was always ready to give interviews.
There are some questions which they will not be willing to answer.
I'm happy to answer any questions.
I'll be glad to show you round.
I might be disposed to like him in other circumstances.
game (informal), , , ,
He said he's game for a similar challenge next year.
I am inclined to agree with Alan.
For all her experience, she was still prone to nerves.
She was apt to raise her voice and wave her hands about.
Franklin was predisposed to believe him.
quick or intelligentI didn't have a ready answer for this dilemma.
an inflammation of the eyeball which needs prompt treatment
He thinks he's much smarter than Sarah.
The older adults are not as quick in their thinking.
I was convinced that he was brighter than average.
He is very sharp and swift with repartee.
a person of keen intellect
His relaxed exterior hides an extremely acute mind.
He walked at a rapid pace along Charles Street.
He had been spotted by an alert neighbour.
My sister has always been the clever one in our family.
Rita is a highly intelligent woman.
Are you handy with a needle?
She was never a very apt student.
his skilful use of light and shade
He made a series of astute business decisions.
a very perceptive critique of Wordsworth
The faces of the waxworks are modelled by expert sculptors.
Her movements were neat and deft.
Her mother was a resourceful woman.
She is a remarkably adroit politician.
He is quick-witted and rarely lets an opportunity slip by.
As people grow older they generally become less dexterous.
easily availableI'm afraid I don't have much ready cash.
There are three small boats available for hire.
This lively town is handy for Londoners.
Keep a pencil and paper handy.
at the ready,
at your fingertips,
The whole family was present.
The shopping centre is easily accessible.
The location is convenient for the airport.
on tap (informal),
He's already got surveyors on tap to measure for the road.
close to hand,
at or on hand
on the point of or liable toShe looked ready to cry.
on the point of,
I think he's about to leave.
on the verge of,
in danger of,
on the brink of
to make readyJohn's soldiers were readying themselves for the final assault.
He said the government must prepare an emergency plan for evacuation.
We need someone to help organize our campaign.
Entries in the book are ordered alphabetically.
She arranged an appointment for Friday afternoon.
Our aim is to provide courses which equip students for future employment.
I'll have a room made ready for him.
jack up (New Zealand, informal)
See at the ready
See make ready
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in the sense of about to
on the point ofI think he's about to leave.
on the point of,
on the verge or brink of
in the sense of accessible
easy to approach, enter, or useThe shopping centre is easily accessible.
in the sense of acute
penetrating in perception or insightHis relaxed exterior hides an extremely acute mind.
Video: pronunciation of 'ready'
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