Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Without hesitation; willingly.
  • adverb Without difficulty; easily.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a ready manner; with facility; quickly; speedily; promptly; easily.
  • With readiness or alacrity; without delay or objection; willingly.
  • Just now; at once.
  • Synonyms See ready.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a ready manner; quickly; promptly.
  • adverb Without delay or objection; without reluctance; willingly; cheerfully.

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

  • adverb Without unwillingness or hesitation; showing readiness.
  • adverb Without impediment, easily.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a punctual manner
  • adverb without much difficulty

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

ready +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Few people who use the word readily register the fact that its letters initially stood for words: self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Few people who use the word readily register the fact that its letters initially stood for words: self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.

    The English Is Coming!

  • The so-called "traditionalists" I don't cede the term readily often behave badly, then when you call them on it, they respond by citing how they were "hurt" and treated badly.

    The Grand Inquisitor

  • Balloons will be in readily accessible locations and visible from nearby roadways.

    Boing Boing

  • Everyone on the ship had grown weary of the endless crying and screaming; the captain readily consented.

    On Desperate Seas « A Fly in Amber

  • There are many uses for this but the one that occurs to me most readily is the parish situation in which Latin is out of the question, and this is not an unusual case.

    Deus, Deus Meus: Gregorian English

  • His hair had fallen over his eyes but he swept it back and joined in readily enough when Arcadio ordered another round.

    Wielding The Knife « A Fly in Amber

  • They are made to take up a minimal amount of space, yet remain readily available for use.

    Gun Space | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • Bargain is not a word readily associated with the richest league in the world but there were signs last year, when Deloitte noted that Premier League spending dropped from £525m in 2008 to £450m, that the economic climate was starting to bite.

    Premier League finds little to spark a post-World Cup signing stampede

  • He was a genuine war hero but that status gives him no more insight into defense and foreign policy issues than either Clinton or Obama can obtain readily if they pick the right advisors.

    McCain says Obama's Iraq trip would convince him of success

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