verb (readies, readying, readied)
Translations: adjective (readier, readiest)
- To make prepared for action.
- Prepared for immediate action or use.
- The troops are for battle.
- inclined, Inclined; apt to happen.
- Liable at any moment.
- The seed is to sprout.
Etymology: Old English ríde, geríde < Proto-Germanic ("arranged"). Origin unknown. Cognate with Dutch gereed, German gerade and bereit, Old Norse greiír, and Gothic garaiís.
- Dutch: gereed(nl)
- French: príªt , príªte
- German: fertig, gar
- Italian: pronto , pronta
- Spanish: listo , lista
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