- 1prepared and available for use or action
- 2willing to do something
- 3likely to do or have something
Using ready: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "ready" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I'm ready to go.
The food is ready to eat.
She's always ready to help.
He's not ready to commit to a relationship yet.
ready Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using ready
ready, set, go!
a phrase used to start a race or competition
The runners lined up at the starting line, and the announcer shouted, 'Ready, set, go!'
After months of rehearsals, the play was finally ready for prime time.
The team was ready to roll as soon as the coach blew the whistle.
Phrases with ready
We need to get ready for the party tonight.
The volunteers were ready and willing to help with the cleanup effort.
a phrase used in the children's game hide-and-seek to indicate that the seeker is about to start looking for the hiders
Ready or not, here I come! Where could they be hiding?
Origins of ready
from Old English 'rǣde', meaning 'prepared, prompt'
Summary: ready in Brief
The term 'ready' [ˈrɛdi] refers to being prepared and available for use or action. It can also denote willingness or likelihood, as in 'She's always ready to help.' 'Ready' extends into phrases like 'get ready,' and idioms like 'ready for prime time,' denoting readiness for presentation to the public. Informal expressions include 'good to go' and 'raring to go.'