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{{11}}ready (adj.) O.E. ræde, geræde, from P.Gmc. *garaidijaz "arranged" (Cf. O.Fris. rede, M.Du. gereit, O.H.G. reiti, M.H.G. bereite, Ger. bereit, O.N. greiðr "ready, plain," Goth. garaiþs "ordered, arranged"), from PIE root *reidh-. Lengthened in Middle English by change of ending. Ready-made first attested mid-15c.; ready-to-wear is from 1890.
{{12}}ready (v.) early 13c., "to administer;" c.1300, "to take aim;" mid-14c., "to prepare, make ready," from READY (Cf. ready) (adj.). Related: Readied; readying.

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