From Middle English redy, redi, rædiȝ, iredi, ȝerǣdi, alteration ( + -y) of earlier irēd, irede, ȝerād (“ready, prepared”), from Old English rǣde, ġerǣde (also ġerȳde) ("prepared, prompt, ready, ready for riding (horse), mounted (on a horse), skilled, simple, easy"), from Proto-Germanic *garaidijaz (“ready”), from Proto-Indo-European *rēidh-, *rēi- (“to count, put in order, arrange, make comfortable”) and also probably conflated with Proto-Indo-European *reidh- (“to ride”) in the sense of "set to ride, able or fit to go, ready". Cognate with Scots readie, reddy (“ready, prepared”), West Frisian ree (“ready”), Dutch gereed (“ready”), German bereit (“ready”), Danish rede (“ready”), Swedish redo (“ready, fit, prepared”), Icelandic greiður (“easy, light”), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍂𐌰𐌹𐌸𐍃 (garaiþs, “arranged, ordered”). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian rend (“row, order, run, ride”).
- enPR: rĕd'i, IPA: /ˈɹɛdi/, X-SAMPA: /"r\Edi/
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- Hyphenation: read‧y
- Prepared for immediate action or use.
- The troops are ready for battle.
- Inclined; apt to happen.
- Liable at any moment.
- The seed is ready to sprout.
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- To make prepared for action.
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