make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
poised for action
prepare for eating by applying heat
apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity
completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
made suitable and available for immediate use
(of especially money) immediately available
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.
Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished.
Prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing; free; inclined; disposed.
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.
Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient; near; easy.
On the point; about; on the brink; near;
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.
In a state of preparation for immediate action; so as to need no delay.