from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. ready in every particular; wholly equipped or prepared.


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  • About the middle of September, 1832, he started out from Galena with his chain-carriers, stake-drivers, etc., (stakes having been previously sawed and split on an island opposite, all ready for use), and in due time completed the survey.

    Autobiography of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk

  • "Yesterday you were all ready to ride fifty kloms north on the off-chance of running into Wulfmeier, and then C.J. calls and tells you the new loaner's in and her name's Eleanor, and all of a sudden you can't get home fast enough."

    Futures Imperfect

  • When Jonathan Arkroyd comes about that wool he sold us I'll be all ready for him. '

    The Man Between: An International Romance

  • We were all ready for Mister Percy when he came back, and Ham got right down to business.

    Old Gorgon Graham

  • Our firemen were all ready to put out the fire; and the Saracens, not being able to aim straight at them, on account of the two pent-house wings which the King had made, shot straight up into the clouds, so that the fire-darts fell right on top of them.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • It seems that our Ally had mentioned at lunch yesterday that she was having ballet lessons and the more the merrier—you really do have to watch what you say around children, Georgia, they take you literally—and the next thing I knew, Missy and Lydy were getting dropped off at the house at nine this morning, all ready to dance.

    Moon Dance

  • The Argivians are all ready to bolt, and the Korlisians want to thank everyone for coming, take their ornithopters, and go home.

    The Brothers' War

  • I mean, totally apart from the fact that it was like the whole Attic Project was lying there on her bed, all ready for Step 3, it was just an amazing thing to see: an enormous scrapbook covered in purple silk, with thick cardboardy pages full of faded photos and typed letters and fountain-pen-written notes.


  • Ole massa seed an Injun dat tole him ob dis place and dey started true de cane, dey was gone long time, but when dey comed back, ole massa got us all ready and away we went and neber stopt till we comed to the mouth of St. Catharine's, right ober dar.

    The Memories of Fifty Years

  • And now that these matters, and the buildings about the agora, and the gymnasia, and places of instruction, and theatres, are all ready and waiting for scholars and spectators, let us proceed to the subjects which follow marriage in the order of legislation.



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