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or read·y·made (rĕd′ē-mād′)
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.


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.
a ready-made article, esp a garment


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


or read′y-made`

an everyday, manufactured object that comes to be regarded as a work of art.
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


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


[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


[ˌrɛdɪˈmeɪd] adj (clothes) → confezionato/a; (excuses, solution) → bell'e pronto/a; (ideas) → banale


(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.
References in classic literature ?
Soapy straightened the lady missionary's readymade tie, dragged his shrinking cuffs into the open, set his hat at a killing cant and sidled toward the young woman.
I S L A M A B A D -- Readymade garments worth US$ 1.
During the period from July-January, 2017-18, exports of readymade garments grew by 13.
Knitwear recorded highest export growth (20 percent YoY) amongst all product categories, followed by readymade garments (9 percent YoY), cotton cloth (6 percent YoY) and bed wear (4 percent YoY).
155bn in the same period last year, according to Readymade Garments Export Council of Egypt's monthly report.
Tenders are invited for Supply Of Bedding & Clothing 1:Readymade Pant (Cotton) -FullReadymade Pant (synthetic) -full Readymade Pant (cotton) -Half Readymade Pant (synthetic) -Half Readymade Shirt (cotton) -Half Readymade Shirt (synthetic) -Half Readymade Shirt (cotton) -Half Readymade Shirt (synthetic) -Half Oanjee multi size Jangia/ Drawer multi size Socks (Ordinary) multi size Full sweater- color & multi size Woolen wrapper- big size
After purchasing sacrificial animals for Eidul Azha, the people have now rushed to different Eid shopping markets and arcades to purchase shoes, readymade garments, sweets and others goods for themselves and family members to look different on Eid.
Product-wise details show exports of readymade garments rose 5.
Necessary arrangements are being finalised for setting up modern Pakistan Readymade Technical Training Institute in Sialkot costing over Rs 125 million, Central Chairman Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA), Ijaz A Khokhar disclosed.
JEDDAH: Mall owners have refused to renew the contracts of shops selling readymade garments because they fear they will default on their rental payments because of stiff competition from international brands and the growth of online shopping, said an online media report Monday.
Bulk of the shopping centers and fashionable markets have been flooded with domestic and foreign goods as shopkeepers have displayed varieties of readymade garments, cloths, suits, shoes, cosmetics, eye-catching jewelry and quality three-piece-suits for youth that were rarely seen in the past in the lucrative markets of Peshawar.
Through its readymade garments export the textile industry of Bangladesh is now the number one foreign exchange earner, and world's leading RMG exporter, just after China.