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    Definition:
    Ready - (superl.) 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.
    Ready - (superl.) Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished.
    Ready - (superl.) Prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing; free; inclined; disposed.
    Ready - (superl.) 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 - (superl.) Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient; near; easy.
    Ready - (superl.) On the point; about; on the brink; near; -- with a following infinitive.
    Ready - (superl.) 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.
    Ready - (adv.) In a state of preparation for immediate action; so as to need no delay.
    Ready - (n.) Ready money; cash; -- commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the ready.
    Ready - (v. t.) To dispose in order.
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    Already - (adv.) Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously.
    Overready - (a.) Too ready.
    Ready-made - (a.) Made already, or beforehand, in anticipation of need; not made to order; as, ready-made clothing; ready-made jokes.
    Ready-witted - (a.) Having ready wit.
    Thready - (a.) Like thread or filaments; slender; as, the thready roots of a shrub.
    Thready - (a.) Containing, or consisting of, thread.
    Unready - (a.) Not ready or prepared; not prompt; slow; awkward; clumsy.
    Unready - (a.) Not dressed; undressed.
    Unready - (v. t.) To undress.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Ready - adj. (-ier, -iest) (usu. Predic.) 1 with preparations complete (dinner is ready). 2 in a fit state. 3 willing, inclined, or resolved (he is always ready to complain). 4 within reach; easily secured (ready source of income). 5 fit for immediate use. 6 immediate, unqualified (found ready acceptance). 7 prompt (is always ready with excuses). 8 (foll. By to + infin.) About to (ready to burst). 9 provided beforehand. adv. (usu. In comb.) Beforehand; so as not to require doing when the time comes for use etc. (is ready packed; ready-mixed concrete; ready-made family). n. (pl. -ies) slang (prec. By the) = *ready money. v. (-ies, -ied) make ready, prepare. at the ready ready for action. Make ready prepare. [old english]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Already - adv. 1 before the time in question (i knew that already). 2 as early or as soon as this (is back already). [from *all, *ready]
    Oven-ready - adj. (of food) prepared before sale for immediate cooking in the oven.
    Ready-made - adj. (also ready-to-wear) (esp. Of clothes) made in a standard size, not to measure.
    Ready money - n. 1 actual coin or notes. 2 payment on the spot.
    Ready reckoner - n. Book or table listing standard numerical calculations as used esp. In commerce.
    Rough-and-ready - adj. Crude but effective; not over-particular.
    Unready - adj. 1 not ready. 2 hesitant.

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