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

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