Synonyms of ready in English:

ready


See definition of ready

adjective

1‘are you ready to go now?’

SYNONYMS

prepared, all set, set, organized, in a fit state, equipped, primed

informal fit, psyched up, geared up, up for it, hot to trot

ANTONYMS

unprepared, taken by surprise

2‘supper's ready’

SYNONYMS

completed, finished, prepared, organized, done, arranged, fixed, in readiness

ripe

informal done and dusted

ANTONYMS

incomplete, in preparation

3‘he's always ready to help’

SYNONYMS

willing, prepared, pleased, inclined, agreeable, disposed, predisposed, minded, of a mind, in the mood, apt, prone, given, likely

eager, keen, happy, glad

informal game

ANTONYMS

reluctant, unwilling

4‘she looked ready to collapse’

SYNONYMS

about to, on the point of, on the verge of, on the brink of, close to, as if one is going to, in danger of, liable to, likely to

5‘the early settlers found a ready supply of flints in the chalk cliffs’

SYNONYMS

easily available, available, accessible

handy, close at hand, at hand, to hand, on hand, near at hand, convenient, within reach, at the ready, near, at one's fingertips, at one's disposal

on call

informal on tap

6‘she had a ready answer to this challenge’

SYNONYMS

prompt, quick, rapid, swift, speedy, fast, immediate, unhesitating

timely

clever, sharp, astute, shrewd, keen, acute, perceptive, discerning, resourceful, smart, bright, alert, apt, adroit, deft, agile, skilful

archaic rathe


verb

1‘seven other vessels were readied and armed’

SYNONYMS

prepare, get ready, make ready, organize, equip, put together, fix

prime, set

gear oneself up, arm oneself

informal psych oneself up

literary gird oneself, gird up one's loins


Phrases

    at the ready

      ‘a group of parents stood on the sidelines, camcorders at the ready’

      SYNONYMS

      in position, poised, ready for use, ready for action, waiting

      all systems go

      North American

      on deck

    make ready

      ‘the crew were busily making ready for the departure’

      SYNONYMS

      prepare, make preparations, make provisions, get everything ready, take the necessary steps, do the necessary, gear up for

      gear oneself up