From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreadyread‧y1 /ˈredi/ ●●●S1W2 adjective1prepared [not before noun]READY if you are ready, you are prepared for what you are going to doCome on. Aren’t you ready yet?When the doorbell rang he was ready and waiting.ready to do somethingEverything’s packed, and we’re ready to leave.Why does it take you so long to get ready to go out?ready for somethingI don’t feel that I’m ready for my driving test yet.I felt strong, fit, and ready for anything.ready with somethingAt the end of the lecture, I was ready with questions.make ready (=prepare to start doing something)We made ready for our journey home.when you’re ready (=said to tell someone that you are ready for them to start doing something)ready when you are (=said to tell someone that you are ready to do what you have arranged to do together) →prepare2for immediate use [not before noun]READY if something is ready, someone has prepared it and you can use it immediatelyWhen will supper be ready?ready to use/eat etcThe computer is now set up and ready to use.ready for somethingIs everything ready for the exhibition?I’ve got to get a room ready for our guests.3 →have something ready4 →be/feel ready for something5 →be ready to do something6willing [not before noun]WILLING very willing to do somethingready to do somethingHe was always ready to help us.She was ready and willing to work hard.7quick [only before noun]FAST/QUICKavailable or coming without delayThey need to have ready access to police files.a ready supply of drinkI had no ready answer to his question.an intelligent man with a ready wit8 →ready money/cash9 →ready, steady, go! →readily, readiness, → rough and readyat rough1(15)THESAURUSready [not before noun] having done everything that needs to be done in order to prepare for somethingAre you ready? The taxi’s here.I don’t feel that I’m ready for the test yet.prepared [not before noun] ready to deal with a situation, because you are expecting it or have made carefulpreparationsThe police were prepared for trouble.The team looked well-prepared for the game.be all set to be ready to start doing something that you have planned to do, and be just about to do itWe were all set for a barbecue when it started to rain.be good to go American English informal be ready to start doing something after completing all the necessary preparationsWe just need to get you a pair of skis and you’re good to go.riperipefruit are soft, sweet, and ready to eatDon’t pick the apples until they’re really ripe.a delicious ripe plumbe in place if the arrangements or the equipment for doing something are in place, they are ready to start being usedThe television cameras were in place for the wedding.All the arrangements are in place for a new constitution and democratic elections.be standing by if people are standing by, they are ready to take action and help if they are needed – used especially about medical teams, police, the army etcOfficers in full riot gear were standing by outside the police station.Several ambulances were standing by.
ready• And you have the framework of your story ready made for you, a great help to the beginner.From King Business Dictionaryreadyread‧y /ˈredi/ adjectiveready money/cash/source/supply money etc that is easily available to be used at any timea government initiative to ensure a ready supply of skilled software graduatesOriginready1(1100-1200)Old Englishræde“prepared”