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ready

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Etymology

Old English ræde, geræde < Proto-Germanic *garaidijaz ("arranged"). Origin unknown. Cognate with Dutch gereed, German gerade and bereit, Old Norse greiðr, and Gothic garaiþs.

Pronunciation

Adjective

ready (comparative readier, superlative readiest)

Positive
ready

Comparative
readier

Superlative
readiest

  1. Prepared for immediate action or use.
    The troops are ready for battle.
  2. Inclined; apt to happen.
  3. Liable at any moment.
    The seed is ready to sprout.

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Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to ready

Third person singular
readies

Simple past
readied

Past participle
-

Present participle
readying

to ready (third-person singular simple present readies, present participle readying, simple past and past participle readied)
  1. To make prepared for action.

Translations

  • Arabic: جَهّزَ (jáhhaza)
  • Kurdish: ئاماده‌کردن

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