(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. prepared, available, handy; prompt, quick; apt, ingenious; alert; ripe. See utility, preparation, skill, earliness, expectation.Ant., unprepared, slow.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Prompt]
Syn. quick, spontaneous, alert, attentive, wide-awake, swift, fleet, fast, sharp, immediate, instant, animated; see also active 2 , observant 2 , punctual , quick 4 .
Ant. slow*, dull, dilatory.
2. [Prepared]
Syn. fit, apt, set, all set, equipped, primed, skillful, ripe, handy, available, in readiness, waiting, on call, in line for, in position, on the brink of, equipped to do the job, open to, inclined, disposed, fixed for, on the mark, in harness, in the saddle, equal to, at one's beck and call, expectant, available, at hand, on hand, anticipating, in order, all systems go*, all squared away*, on tap*, on deck*; see also able 1 , intelligent 1 .
Ant. unprepared*, unready, unavailable.
3. [Enthusiastic]
Syn. eager, willing, unhesitant, game*; see enthusiastic 1 , 2 , willing 1 , 2 .
See Synonym Study at quick .
at the ready,
Syn. in position, poised, available, at hand; see ready 2 .
make ready,
Syn. prepare, get in order, arrange, equip; see prepare 1 .
Syn. prepare, make ready, get ready, gear up*; see prepare 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
prepare, set up, prime, equip, prep, fit, gear up, warm up.
1. prepared in place, primed, set, equipped, *all systems go, *on one's toes, on call, expectant.
2. unhesitant willing, eager, prompt, enthusiastic, cheerful, inclined, game.
3. clever sharp, keen, intelligent, bright, smart, astute, quick.
ANT.: 1. unprepared, *flat-footed, ill-equipped. 2. hesitant, unwilling, slow. 3. slow, dull
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. In a state of preparedness: set1. Informal: go. Slang: together. Idioms: all set, in working order. See PREPARED. 2. Disposed to accept or agree: acquiescent, agreeable, game, minded, willing. Archaic: fain. See WILLING. II verb 1. To prepare (oneself) for action: brace, forearm, fortify, gird, steel, strengthen. Idiom: gird (or gird up) one's loins. See PREPARED. 2. To cause to be ready, as for use, consumption, or a special purpose: fit1, fix, make, prepare, prime. See PREPARED.

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