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Of or relating to clothing, especially designer clothing, that is marketed in a finished condition in standard sizes.
Clothing marketed in a finished condition in standard sizes: saves money by buying ready-to-wear.
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adj (ready to wear when postpositive)
(Clothing & Fashion) (of clothes) not tailored for the wearer; of a standard size
(Clothing & Fashion) an article or suit of such clothes
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1. ready-made clothing.
2. being, pertaining to, or dealing in such clothing.
[1890–95, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ready-to-wear - ready-made clothing; "she couldn't find anything in ready-to-wear that she liked"
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, wear - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
Adj.1.ready-to-wear - (especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock; "a ready-made jacket"; "ready-to-wear clothes"
ready-made - made for purchase and immediate use
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[ˌredɪtəˈwɛəʳ] ADJ [clothes] → confeccionado, listo para llevar
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[ˌrɛdɪtəˈwɛəʳ] adjprêt-à-porter inv
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(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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