poised for action
"their guns were at the ready"
make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
"Get the children ready for school!"
"prepare for war"
"I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
- set up - gear up
prepare for eating by applying heat
"Cook me dinner, please"
"can you make me an omelette?"
"fix breakfast for the guests, please"
apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity
"a quick mind"
"a ready wit"
made suitable and available for immediate use
"dinner is ready"
"he was ready to believe her"
(of especially money) immediately available
"he seems to have ample ready money"
"a ready source of cash"
completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
"she is ready to resign"
"the bridge is ready to collapse"
"I am ready to work"
"ready for action"
"ready for use"
"the soup will be ready in a minute"
"ready to learn to read"