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(v. t.) To dispose in order.
(adv.) In a state of preparation for immediate action; so as to need no delay.
(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.
(superl.) On the point; about; on the brink; near; - with a following infinitive.
(superl.) Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient; near; easy.
(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.
(superl.) Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished.
(superl.) Prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing; free; inclined; disposed.
(n.) Ready money; cash; - commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the 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.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Ready'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/r/ready.html. 1828.