Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Ready; willing; eager; prompt; quick.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective ready, eager, prompt, quick, striving forward, inclined to, willing
  • adjective ardent, zealous, passionate, expectant, brave, noble: ready to depart, die; dying

Etymologies

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From Middle English fous, fus ("ready, eager, striving forward, inclined to, willing, prompt; ardent, zealous, passionate, expectant, brave, noble: ready to depart, die"), from Old English fus ("ready, eager, striving forward, inclined to, willing, prompt; expectant, brave, noble: ready to depart, die; dying")

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