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Definition of ready noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ready

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈredi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈredi//
 
 
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  • the ready [singular] (also readies [plural]) (British English, informal) money that you can use immediately
  • Word Origin Middle English: from Old English rǣde (from a Germanic base meaning ‘arrange, prepare’; related to Dutch gereed) + -y.Idioms available to be used immediately We all had our cameras at the ready. Have your questions at the ready.