ready[ red-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF ready
Synonyms for ready
- all set
- all systems go
- at beck and call
- at fingertips
- at hand
- at the ready
- champing at bit
- close to hand
- equal to
- fixed for
- in line
- in order
- in place
- in position
- in readiness
- in the saddle
- on call
- on hand
- on tap
- on the brink
- open to
Antonyms for ready
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR READY
At length the servant returned, saying his master was now ready to see them.
But in good time the Lybian pipe warns us that the feast is ready.
He took me right into his office, and I told him what you said, and he'll be ready for you at two o'clock.
Besides, he had four quarts left, for which he expected to find a ready sale.
Sit here, and we'll talk it over sensibly, before you get ready.
Miss Briggs, the maid, sir—but she's just ready to go out, sir.
His uncle appeared at the door just as he had hoped Perronel was ready.
A boat was got ready, and the captain got in, with four sailors to row.
The blanks are now ready to be passed to the next process—marking.
The brothers must be on the watch, and ready to join her at a moment's warning.
Old English ræde, geræde "prepared, ready," of a horse, "ready for riding," from Proto-Germanic *garaidijaz "arranged" (cf. Old Frisian rede "ready," Middle Dutch gereit, Old High German reiti, Middle High German bereite, German bereit, Old Norse greiðr "ready, plain," Gothic garaiþs "ordered, arranged"), from PIE root *reidh- "to ride" (see ride (v.)). Lengthened in Middle English by change of ending. Ready-made first attested early 15c.; ready-to-wear is from 1890.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR READY
- on the move