Definitions

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  • adj. Ready, prepared.
  • v. To make or get ready; prepare.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Ready; prepared; destined; tending.
  • transitive v. To make or get ready.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ready; prepared; on the point of going or intending to go.
  • To prepare; make ready.
  • To make ready to go; go: as, to busk and boun, a common expression in old ballads.

Etymologies

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From Old Norse búinn, past participle of búa ("prepare").

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