1. (superl.) Prepared for what one is about to do or experience; equipped or supplied with what is needed for some act or event; prepared for immediate movement or action; as, the troops are ready to march; ready for the journey.

2. (superl.) Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished.

3. (superl.) Prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing; free; inclined; disposed.

4. (superl.) Not slow or hesitating; quick in action or perception of any kind; dexterous; prompt; easy; expert; as, a ready apprehension; ready wit; a ready writer or workman.

5. (superl.) Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient; near; easy.

6. (superl.) On the point; about; on the brink; near; -- with a following infinitive.

7. (superl.) A word of command, or a position, in the manual of arms, at which the piece is cocked and held in position to execute promptly the next command, which is, aim.

8. (adv.) In a state of preparation for immediate action; so as to need no delay.

9. (n.) Ready money; cash; -- commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the ready.

10. (v. t.) To dispose in order.

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