the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
a substance prepared according to a formula
preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
activity leading to skilled behavior
the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
(music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord
The act of preparing or fitting beforehand for a particular purpose, use, service, or condition; previous arrangement or adaptation; a making ready; as, the preparation of land for a crop of wheat; the preparation of troops for a campaign.
The state of being prepared or made ready; preparedness; readiness; fitness; as, a nation in good preparation for war.
That which makes ready, prepares the way, or introduces; a preparatory act or measure.
That which is prepared, made, or compounded by a certain process or for a particular purpose; a combination. specifically: (a) any medicinal substance fitted for use. (b) anything treated for preservation or examination as a specimen. (c) something prepared for use in cookery.
An army or fleet.
The holding over of a note from one chord into the next chord, where it forms a temporary discord, until resolved in the chord that follows; the anticipation of a discordant note in the preceding concord, so that the ear is prepared for the shock. see suspension.