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read·y-made

or read·y·made (rĕd′ē-mād′)
adj.
1. Already made, prepared, or available: ready-made clothes.
2. Handy or expedient, especially because of familiarity, frequent use, or preplanning: a raft of ready-made excuses.
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ready-made

adj
1. made for purchase and immediate use by any customer: a ready-made jacket.
2. extremely convenient or ideally suited: a ready-made solution.
3. unoriginal or conventional: ready-made phrases.
n
a ready-made article, esp a garment
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read′y-made′



adj.
1. made in advance for sale to any purchaser: a ready-made coat.
2. made for immediate use.
3. unoriginal; conventional.
n.
4. something that is ready-made, as a garment or a piece of furniture.
[1400–50]

read′y•made`

or read′y-made`



n.
an everyday, manufactured object that comes to be regarded as a work of art.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ready-made - a manufactured artifact (as a garment or piece of furniture) that is made in advance and available for purchase; "their apartment was furnished with ready-mades"
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
custom-built, custom-made - an item made to the customer's specifications
Adj.1.ready-made - made for purchase and immediate use
custom, custom-made - made according to the specifications of an individual
2.ready-made - repeated regularly without thought or originality; "ready-made phrases"
unoriginal - not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham
3.ready-made - commercially produced; not homemade; "ready-made clothes"
factory-made - produced in quantity at a factory
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ready-made

adjective ready-to-wear, off-the-peg, off-the-rack (U.S.) local ready-made clothes
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Translations

ready-made

[ˈredɪˈmeɪd] ADJ [clothes, curtains] → confeccionado, ya hecho; [meal, sauce] → precocinado, preparado; [excuses, ideas] → preparado
we can't expect to find a ready-made solution for our problemsno podemos esperar que la solución a nuestros problemas nos llegue como caída del cielo
a ready-made basis for negotiationsuna base para las negociaciones muy oportuna
you can buy your greenhouse ready-madepuede comprar un invernadero ya prefabricado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ready-made

[ˌrɛdɪˈmeɪd] adj (clothes) → confezionato/a; (excuses, solution) → bell'e pronto/a; (ideas) → banale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
Already the coffin was standing in their midst--a plain but decent shell which had been bought ready-made. The child, they told me, had been a boy of nine, and full of promise.
"Ah," she would say, "it's all very fine having a ready-made rich man, but mayhappen he'll be a ready-made fool; and it's no use filling your pocket full o' money if you've got a hole in the corner.
Jane was the Cook; but she never did any cooking, because the dinner had been bought ready-made, in a box full of shavings.
The circumstances of his case were so peculiar that he could not apply to them the ready-made rules which acted well enough in ordinary affairs, and he was forced to think for himself.
Acting on this idea when I purchased the lady's tea at Ipswich, I also bought on my own account that far-famed pocket-manual of knowledge, 'Joyce's Scientific Dialogues.' Possessing, as I do, a quick memory and boundless confidence in myself, I propose privately inflating my new skin with as much ready-made science as it will hold, and presenting Mr.
Then--this is all what you say--new economic relations will be established, all ready-made and worked out with mathematical exactitude, so that every possible question will vanish in the twinkling of an eye, simply because every possible answer to it will be provided.
By her means Malicorne learnt all that passed at Blois, in the family of the dowager Madame; and he related to Manicamp tales that made him ready to die with laughing, which the latter, out of idleness, took ready-made to M.
He was, in truth, too sincerely anxious and distressed to be capable of commanding his customary resources of ready-made sentiment and fluently-pious philosophy.
A man of the present period, in Sir Patrick's position, would have struck an attitude of (what is called) chivalrous respect; and would have addressed Anne in a tone of ready-made sympathy, which it was simply impossible for a stranger really to feel.
In fact, no ready-made suit of clothes ever could fit his body.
She knew that in one way or another she would tell Anna everything, and she was alternately glad at the thought of speaking freely, and angry at the necessity of speaking of her humiliation with her, his sister, and of hearing her ready-made phrases of good advice and comfort.