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read·y

 (rĕd′ē)
adj. read·i·er, read·i·est
1. Prepared or available for service, action, or progress: I am ready to work. The soup will be ready in a minute. The pupils are ready to learn to read.
2. Mentally disposed; willing: He was ready to believe her.
3. Likely or about to do something: She is ready to retire.
4. Prompt in apprehending or reacting: a ready intelligence; a ready response.
5. Available: ready money.
tr.v. read·ied, read·y·ing, read·ies
To cause to be ready.
Idioms:
at the ready
Available for immediate use: soldiers with machine guns at the ready; students with notebooks at the ready.
make ready
To make preparations.

[Middle English redy : Old English rǣde; see reidh- in Indo-European roots + Middle English -y, -y; see -y1.]

read′i·ness n.

ready

(ˈrɛdɪ)
adj, readier or readiest
1. in a state of completion or preparedness, as for use or action
2. willing or eager: ready helpers.
3. prompt or rapid: a ready response.
4. (prenominal) quick in perceiving; intelligent: a ready mind.
5. (foll by: to) on the point (of) or liable (to): ready to collapse.
6. (postpositive) conveniently near (esp in the phrase ready to hand)
7. make ready get ready to prepare oneself or something for use or action
n
8. the ready informal short for ready money
9. at the ready
a. poised for use or action: with pen at the ready.
b. (of a rifle) in the position normally adopted immediately prior to aiming and firing
10. (Military) poised for use or action: with pen at the ready.
vb
(tr) to put in a state of readiness; prepare
[Old English (ge)rǣde; related to Old Frisian rēde, Old High German reiti, Old Norse reithr ready]

read•y

(ˈrɛd i)

adj. read•i•er, read•i•est, adj.
1. completely prepared or in fit condition for action or use: ready for battle.
2. not hesitant; willing: ready to forgive.
3. quick in perceiving, comprehending, speaking, etc.
4. proceeding from or showing such quickness: a ready reply.
5. quick in action, performance, manifestation, etc.: a ready wit.
6. inclined; disposed; apt: too ready to criticize.
7. primed for an imminent event; likely at any moment: a tree ready to fall.
8. immediately available for use: ready money.
v.t.
9. to make ready; prepare.
n.
10. Slang. ready money; cash.
Idioms:
1. at the ready, in a condition or position of being ready for use: soldiers with weapons at the ready.
2. make ready, to bring to a state of readiness; prepare.
[1150–1200; Middle English redy, early Middle English rædig < Old English rǣde prompt]
usage: See already.

ready

The term used to indicate that a weapon(s) is loaded, aimed, and prepared to fire.

ready

1. used after a verb

If you are ready, you have prepared yourself for something.

Are you ready now? I'll take you back home.
We were getting ready for bed.

If something is ready, it has been prepared and you can use it.

Lunch is ready.
Go and get the boat ready.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'ready' with either of these meanings in front of a noun.

2. used in front of a noun

You use ready in front of a noun to show that something is available to be used very quickly and easily.

Many supermarket ready meals contain high levels of salt.
I have no ready explanation for this fact.

Ready money is in the form of notes and coins rather than cheques, and so can be used immediately.

He had £3000 in ready cash.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ready - poised for actionready - poised for action; "their guns were at the ready"
preparedness, readiness, preparation - the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action); "putting them in readiness"; "their preparation was more than adequate"
Verb1.ready - prepare for eating by applying heatready - prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
preserve, keep - prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
dress out, dress - kill and prepare for market or consumption; "dress a turkey"
deglaze - dissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid and stirring
escallop, scallop - bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top
flambe - pour liquor over and ignite (a dish)
put on - put on the stove or ready for cooking; "put on the tea, please!"
devil - coat or stuff with a spicy paste; "devilled eggs"
precook - cook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long; "precook the rice"
whip up, whomp up - prepare or cook quickly or hastily
cook up, concoct - prepare or cook by mixing ingredients; "concoct a strange mixture"
lard - prepare or cook with lard; "lard meat"
make - gather and light the materials for; "make a fire"
2.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"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
socialise, socialize - prepare for social life; "Children have to be socialized in school"
provide - take measures in preparation for; "provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"
cram - prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
precondition - put into the required condition beforehand
fix - kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
mount - fix onto a backing, setting, or support; "mount slides for macroscopic analysis"
lay out, set up, set - get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"
winterise, winterize - prepare for winter; "winterize cars"; "winterize your houses"
summerise, summerize - prepare for summer; "summerize your car"; "summerize a house"
prime - insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing; "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"
crop, cultivate, work - prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
brace, poise - prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
Adj.1.ready - completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress; "get ready"; "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"
prepared - made ready or fit or suitable beforehand; "a prepared statement"; "be prepared for emergencies"
willing - disposed or inclined toward; "a willing participant"; "willing helpers"
unready - not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond; "she cursed her unready tongue"
2.ready - (of especially money) immediately available; "he seems to have ample ready money"; "a ready source of cash"
available - obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service; "kept a fire extinguisher available"; "much information is available through computers"; "available in many colors"; "the list of available candidates is unusually long"
3.ready - mentally disposed; "he was ready to believe her"
willing - disposed or inclined toward; "a willing participant"; "willing helpers"
4.ready - made suitable and available for immediate use; "dinner is ready"
prepared - made ready or fit or suitable beforehand; "a prepared statement"; "be prepared for emergencies"
5.ready - apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; "a quick mind"; "a ready wit"
intelligent - having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"

ready

adjective
1. prepared, set, primed, organized, all set, in readiness It took her a long time to get ready for church.
prepared unfit, immature, unprepared, unequipped
2. completed, done, prepared, fixed, arranged, organized Everything's ready for the family to move in.
3. mature, ripe, mellow, ripened, fully developed, fully grown, seasoned In a few days' time the sprouts will be ready to eat.
4. willing, happy, glad, disposed, game (informal), minded, keen, eager, inclined, prone, have-a-go (informal), apt, agreeable, predisposed She was always ready to give interviews.
willing reluctant, unwilling, hesitant, unprepared, loath, disinclined
5. prompt, smart, quick, bright, sharp, keen, acute, rapid, alert, clever, intelligent, handy, apt, skilful, astute, perceptive, expert, deft, resourceful, adroit, quick-witted, dexterous I didn't have a ready answer for this dilemma.
prompt slow
6. available, handy, at the ready, at your fingertips, present, near, accessible, convenient, on call, on tap (informal), close to hand, at or on hand I'm afraid I don't have much ready cash.
available late, distant, unavailable, inaccessible
7. (with to) on the point of, close to, about to, on the verge of, likely to, in danger of, liable to, on the brink of She looked ready to cry.
verb
1. prepare, get set, organize, get ready, order, arrange, equip, fit out, make ready John's soldiers were readying themselves for the final assault.
at the ready poised, waiting, prepared, in readiness, ready for action, all systems go Soldiers came charging through the forest, guns at the ready.
make ready prepare, get ready, do the necessary I'll have a room made ready for him.

ready

adjective
1. In a state of preparedness:
Informal: go.
Slang: together.
Idioms: all set, in working order.
2. Disposed to accept or agree:
Archaic: fain.
verb
1. To prepare (oneself) for action:
2. To cause to be ready, as for use, consumption, or a special purpose:
Translations
جاهِزسَريعمستعدمُستَعِدمُسْتَعِدّ
připravenýrychlýhotovýochotnýprávě chtít
klarparathurtig
valmis
spreman
éppenkész
aî òví kominn aîreiîubúinn, fússnar, fljótur tiltilbúinn
用意のできた
준비가 된
gryni pinigai
ātrsgatavsveikls
pripravljen
bereddklar
พร้อม
hazıristekli-ecek gibi
sẵn sàng

ready

[ˈredɪ]
A. ADJ (readier (compar) (readiest (superl)))
1. (= prepared)
1.1. (physically) → listo
your glasses will be ready in a fortnightsus gafas estarán listas dentro de quince días, tendrá sus gafas listas dentro de quince días
(are you) ready?¿(estás) listo?
ready when you are!¡cuando quieras!
ready, steady, go!¡preparados, listos, ya!
to be ready to do sthestar listo para hacer algo
ready to serve [food] → listo para servir
to be ready for sthestar listo para algo
everything is ready for the new arrivaltodo está listo or dispuesto para la llegada del bebé
ready for uselisto para usar
the doctor's ready for you nowel doctor ya puede verlo
to get (o.s.) readyprepararse, arreglarse
to get ready for school/bedprepararse para ir al colegio/a la cama
to get or make sth readypreparar algo
he was getting the children ready to go outestaba arreglando a los niños para salir
I'll have everything readylo tendré todo listo
I had my camera readytenía la cámara preparada
to hold o.s. ready (for sth)mantenerse listo (para algo)
ready and waitinga punto
1.2. (mentally, emotionally) → preparado
I was all ready with a prepared statementme había preparado bien con una declaración hecha de antemano
she wanted a baby but didn't feel ready yetquería un bebé, pero todavía no se sentía preparada
she had her excuses readytenía sus excusas preparadas
to be ready to do sthestar preparado para hacer algo
she's not ready to take on that kind of responsibilityno está preparada para asumir tanta responsabilidad
I'm ready to face him nowahora me siento con ánimos para enfrentarme a él
are you ready to order? (in restaurant) → ¿desean pedir ya?
to be ready for sthestar preparado para algo
to be ready for anythingestar preparado para lo que seaestar dispuesto a lo que sea
I'm ready for a drinkme muero por beber algo
I'm ready for (my) bedyo ya tengo sueño
to be ready with an excusetener preparada una excusa
to be ready with a joketener una broma a punto
2. (= available) → disponible
3. (= willing) → dispuesto
to be ready to do sthestar dispuesto a hacer algo
to be only too ready to do sthestar más que dispuesto a hacer algo
4. (= quick) [solution, explanation, smile] → fácil; [wit] → agudo, vivo; [market] → muy receptivo
to have a ready answer/excuse (for sth)tener una respuesta/excusa a punto (para algo)
don't be so ready to criticizeno te des tanta prisa en criticar
one advantage of this model is the ready availability of spare partsuna de las ventajas de este modelo es que se pueden obtener recambios fácilmente
to ensure a ready supply of fresh herbs, why not try growing your own?para contar siempre con una provisión de hierbas ¿por qué no cultivarlas tú mismo?
5. (= on the point of) to be ready to do sthestar a punto de hacer algo
we were ready to give up there and thenestábamos a punto de abandonar sin más
B. N
1.
at the readylisto, preparado
with rifles at the readycon los fusiles listos or preparados para disparar
pencil at the readylápiz en ristre, lápiz en mano
riot police were at the readyla policía antidisturbios estaba lista or preparada para actuar
2. the readies (= cash) → la pasta, la plata (LAm) , la lana (LAm)
C. VT (frm) (= prepare) [+ object] → disponer, preparar (for para) to ready o.s (for news, an event, a struggle) → disponerse, prepararse; (for a party etc) → arreglarse (for para)
D. CPD ready cash, ready money Ndinero m en efectivo
ready meal Ncomida f precocinada or preparada
ready reckoner Ntabla f de equivalencias

ready

[ˈrɛdi]
adj
(= prepared) → prêt(e)
She's nearly ready → Elle est presque prête.
Your breakfast's ready → Votre petit déjeuner est prêt.
to be ready to eat (= ripe) → être bon(ne) à manger
The sprouts will soon be ready to eat → Les choux de Bruxelles seront bientôt bons à manger.
to be ready to order [person] (in restaurant)
Are you ready to order? → Vous avez choisi?
to be ready for sth (= prepared for)
I'm not ready for another relationship → Je ne suis pas prêt à m'investir dans une autre relation.
to be ready for anything (= ready to face any challenge) → être prêt(e) pour tout ce qui peut se présenter
ready for use → prêt(e) à l'emploi
to be ready to do sth (= prepared) → être prêt(e) à faire qch
to get ready → se préparer
She's getting ready to go out → Elle est en train de se préparer pour sortir.
to get sth ready → préparer qch
He's getting the dinner ready → Il est en train de préparer le dîner.
to get sb ready → préparer qn
to be ready with sth [+ answer, explanation] → avoir qch tout prêt(e)
He was ready with his reply → Il avait une réponse toute prête.
to have a ready answer → avoir une réponse toute prête
ready and waiting [person, thing] → prêt(e)
When she arrived Alice was ready and waiting → Quand elle est arrivée, Alice était prête et l'attendait.
They're ready and waiting with their cameras → Ils sont prêts, appareil photo au poing.
A cool Guinness was ready and waiting for me → Une Guinness bien fraîche m'attendait.
ready when you are! → quand vous voulez!
ready, steady, go! → à vos marques! Prêts? Partez!
(= willing) to be ready to do sth → être prêt(e) à faire qch
He's always ready to help → Il est toujours prêt à rendre service.
(= feeling like, wanting) to be ready for sth
I'm ready for bed → J'irais bien au lit.
I was ready for a change → J'avais envie de changement.
(= about to) to be ready to do sth → être sur le point de faire qch
It's like a volcano ready to erupt → C'est comme un volcan sur le point d'entrer en éruption.
She looked ready to cry
BUT Elle avait l'air d'être au bord des larmes.
(= quick)
She always has a ready smile
BUT Elle a le sourire facile.
ready wit → caractère m spirituel
to have a ready wit → être spirituel(le)
(= available) [supply, source] → disponible
to find a ready market for sth (= plenty of customers) → trouver un marché pour qch
n
(MILITARY) at the ready → prêt à faire feu
(fig) at the ready → tout(e) prêt(e)
vtse préparer
to ready o.s. for sth → se préparer pour qchready cash nargent m liquide, liquide mready-cooked [ˌrɛdiˈkʊkt] adj [meal, dish] → cuisiné(e)ready-furnished [ˌrɛdiˈfɜːrnɪʃt] adjtout(e) meublé(e)ready-made [ˌrɛdiˈmeɪd] adj
[meal] → cuisiné(e); [curtains] → tout(e) fait(e); [clothes] → de confection
[excuse, answer] → tout(e) prêt(e); [replacement] → tout(e) trouvé(e)
a ready-made family → une famille toute prêteready meal nplat m cuisinéready-mix [ˈrɛdimɪks] n (for cakes etc)préparation f instantanéeready-prepared [ˌrɛdiprɪˈpɛərd] adj [meal] → tout(e) préparé(e)ready reckoner n (British)barème mready-to-eat [ˌrɛditəˈiːt] adjcuisiné(e)ready-to-wear [ˌrɛditəˈwɛər]
adj [collection, line, show] → de prêt-à-porter

ready

adj
(= prepared) person, thingbereit, fertig; answer, excuseparat, vorformuliert; (= finished, cooked etc)fertig; ready to leaveabmarschbereit; (for journey) → abfahrtbereit, reisefertig; ready to use or for usegebrauchsfertig; ready to servetischfertig; ready for battlekampfbereit; ready for actionbereit zum Angriff, klar zum Angriff or Gefecht; ready for anythingzu allem bereit; dinner is readydas Essen ist fertig; “dinner’s readyessen kommen“, „zum Essen; are you ready to go?sind Sie so weit?, kann es losgehen? (inf); are you ready to push?alles fertig zum Schieben?; are you ready to take the weight?können Sie das Gewicht jetzt übernehmen?; are you ready to order?sind Sie so weit?, möchten Sie jetzt bestellen?; well, I think we’re readyich glaube, wir sind so weit; I’m not quite ready yetich bin noch nicht ganz fertig; everything is ready for his visitalles ist auf or für seinen Besuch vorbereitet; the final treaty will be ready for signing tomorrowder endgültige Vertrag wird morgen zum Unterzeichnen fertig sein or bereitliegen; flight 211 is now ready for boardingFlug 211 ist jetzt zum Einsteigen bereit; the doctor’s ready for you nowder Doktor kann Sie jetzt sehen; I’m ready for him!ich warte nur auf ihn, er soll nur kommen; to be ready with an excuseeine Entschuldigung bereithaben or -halten; to get (oneself) readysich fertig machen; to get ready to go out/play tennissich zum Ausgehen/Tennisspielen fertig machen; to get ready for somethingsich auf etw (acc)vorbereiten; get ready for it! (before blow etc) → Achtung!, pass auf!; (before momentous news) → mach dich auf was gefasst (inf); to get or make something readyetw fertig machen, etw bereitmachen; room, bed, breakfast etcetw vorbereiten; to get something/somebody ready (for something/to do something)etw/jdn vorbereiten or fertig machen (für etw/zum Tun von etw); to make ready (for something/to do something)sich fertig machen (für etw/zum Tun von etw); we were all ready to sleep (expressing need) → wir brauchten alle Schlaf, wir waren alle kurz davor, einzuschlafen; ready and waitingstartbereit; ready when you areich bin bereit or startbereit; ready about! (Naut) → klar zum Wenden!; ready, steady, go! (Brit) → Achtung or auf die Plätze, fertig, los!
(= quick) explanationfertig, zur Hand pred; smilerasch, schnell; supplygriffbereit, zur Hand pred; marketschnell; availabilityschnell, griffbereit, zur Hand; ready to do something (= willing)bereit, etw zu tun; (= quick)schnell dabei, etw zu tun; he’s always ready to find faulter ist immer schnell dabei, wenn es gilt, Fehler zu finden; they are only too ready to let us do all the worksie sind nur allzu bereit or immer gern bereit, die ganze Arbeit uns zu überlassen; don’t be so ready to criticizekritisieren Sie doch nicht so schnell; I’m ready to believe itich möchte das fast glauben; he was ready to cryer war den Tränen nahe; he’s always ready with an answerer ist mit einer Antwort immer schnell bei der Hand; ready, willing and able (to do something)bereit, fertig und willens(, etw zu tun)
(= prompt) replyprompt; witschlagfertig; to have a ready tongueschlagfertig sein
(= available) ready moneyjederzeit verfügbares Geld; ready cashBargeld nt; to pay in ready cashauf die Hand bezahlen; ready to handzur Hand; “now readyjetzt zu haben“
(= practical) solutionsauber; (= competent) speakergewandt; to have a ready sale (Comm) → guten Absatz finden
n
at the ready (Mil) to come to the readydas Gewehr in Anschlag nehmen; → mit dem Gewehr im Anschlag; (fig)marsch-/fahrbereit etc; with his pen at the readymit gezücktem Federhalter
(= money) the ready (inf)das nötige Kleingeld (inf) ? also readies
vt (form: = prepare) objectvorbereiten, fertig machen; to ready oneself to do somethingsich vorbereiten, etw zu tun or sich vorbereiten für etw
vi (form) to ready for somethingauf dem Weg or unterwegs sein zu etw; to ready to do somethingim Begriff sein or stehen, etw zu tun, drauf und dran sein, etw zu tun

ready

:
ready-cooked
adjvorgekocht
ready-cut
ready-furnished
ready-made
adj
curtainsfertig; mealvorgekocht; answer, ideasvorgefertigt; ready clothesKonfektionskleidung f
(= convenient) replacementnahtlos, übergangslos; topicjederzeit verfügbar, immer zur Hand; familykomplett; ready solutionPatentlösung f
advkomplett; you can buy your greenhouse readySie können Ihr Glashaus schon fertig zusammengesetzt or zusammengebaut kaufen, Sie können ein komplett fertiges Glashaus kaufen
ready meal
nFertiggericht nt
ready-mix
adj attr (Cook) → aus einer Packung, aus der Packung
ready-mixed
adjvorgemischt; ready concreteFertigzement m
ready-prepared
ready reckoner
nRechentabelle f
ready-to-eat
adjtafelfertig, essfertig; ready frozen mealstiefgefrorene Fertiggerichte
ready-to-serve
adjtischfertig
ready-to-wear
adj attr, ready to wear
adj predKonfektions-, von der Stange (inf); ready dressKonfektionskleid nt
ready-witted
adj personaufgeweckt, schlagfertig

ready

[ˈrɛdɪ]
1. adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → pronto/a; (willing) → pronto/a, disposto/a; (quick) → rapido/a; (available) → disponibile
are you ready? → sei pronto?
ready for use → pronto per l'uso
ready for anything → pronto/a a tutto
ready money → denaro contante, contanti mpl
to be ready to do sth → essere pronto a fare qc
to get ready to do → prepararsi a fare
ready to serve (food) → già pronto
to get sth ready → preparare qc
ready, steady, go! → pronti, attenti, via!
I'm ready for him! → lo sto aspettando!
we were ready to give up there and then → eravamo sul punto di piantare lì tutto
2. n at the ready (Mil) → pronto/a (a far fuoco or sparare) (fig) → (tutto/a) pronto/a
3. vtpreparare

ready

(ˈredi) adjective
1. (negative unready) prepared; able to be used etc immediately or when needed; able to do (something) immediately or when necessary. I've packed our cases, so we're ready to leave; Is tea ready yet?; Your coat has been cleaned and is ready (to be collected).
2. (negative unready) willing. I'm always ready to help.
3. quick. You're too ready to find faults in other people; He always has a ready answer.
4. likely, about (to do something). My head feels as if it's ready to burst.
ˈreadiness noun
ˈreadily adverb
1. willingly. I'd readily help you.
2. without difficulty. I can readily answer all your questions.
ready cash
ready money.
ˌready-ˈmade adjective
(especially of clothes) made in standard sizes, and for sale to anyone who wishes to buy, rather than being made for one particular person. a ready-made suit.
ready money
coins and banknotes. I want to be paid in ready money, not by cheque.
ˌready-to-ˈwear adjective
(of clothes) ready-made.
in readiness
ready. I want everything in readiness for his arrival.

ready

مُسْتَعِدّ připravený klar bereit έτοιμος dispuesto valmis prêt spreman pronto 用意のできた 준비가 된 klaar klar gotowy pronto готовый klar พร้อม hazır sẵn sàng 准备完毕的

ready

a. listo-a, preparado-a;
v.
to get ___prepararse, arreglarse.
References in classic literature ?
How would you like to be shut up for hours with a nervous, fussy old lady, who keeps you trotting, is never satisfied, and worries you till you you're ready to fly out the window or cry?
Also they made more grotesque an al- ready grotesque and elusive individuality.
But there, I promised not to tell that part, at least until the young people themselves were ready to have a certain fact announced.
I've been getting some place ready for THEM," returned the new- comer.
I was ready for any giant or any ogre that might come along, now.
I'll go and stuff the straw into Jim's clothes to represent his mother in disguise, and be ready to BA like a sheep and shove soon as you get there.
We ordered the di'monds sent to the hotel for us to see if we wanted to buy, and when we was examining them we had paste counterfeits all ready, and THEM was the things that went back to the shop when we said the water wasn't quite fine enough for twelve thousand dollars.
We know that, if death had not snatched your father out of her reach, she was ready with her plot to rob him of the Combe-Raven money.
A gentleman of distinction said to me, "that since the ships bound for Luggnagg could not be ready in less than a month, it might be no disagreeable amusement for me to take a trip to the little island of Glubbdubdrib, about five leagues off to the south-west.
Fogg left the hotel alone, after giving Passepartout instructions to await his return, and inform Aouda to be ready at an instant's notice.
The fact is, gentlemen, it seems there must really exist something that is dearer to almost every man than his greatest advantages, or (not to be illogical) there is a most advantageous advantage (the very one omitted of which we spoke just now) which is more important and more advantageous than all other advantages, for the sake of which a man if necessary is ready to act in opposition to all laws; that is, in opposition to reason, honour, peace, prosperity--in fact, in opposition to all those excellent and useful things if only he can attain that fundamental, most advantageous advantage which is dearer to him than all.
The second visit was a long one, and when he returned the kid was roasted and the repast ready.