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PREPARED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prepared mean? 

PREPARED (adjective)
  The adjective PREPARED has 3 senses:

1. made ready or fit or suitable beforehand
2. having made preparations
3. equipped or prepared with necessary intellectual resources

  Familiarity information: PREPARED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREPARED (adjective)


Sense 1prepared [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Made ready or fit or suitable beforehand

Context examples:

a prepared statement / be prepared for emergencies

Similar:

up ((usually followed by 'on' or 'for') in readiness)

spread (prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out)

ready (brought into readiness)

processed (subjected to a special process or treatment)

precooked (cooked partially or completely beforehand)

preconditioned (having already been put into a suitable condition)

oven-ready (prepared before sale and ready to be cooked)

equipped; fitted out (prepared with proper equipment)

embattled (prepared for battle)

braced (positioned so as to be ready for confrontation or danger)

Also:

ready (completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress)

Antonym:

unprepared (without preparation; not prepared for)


Sense 2prepared [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having made preparations

Synonyms:

disposed; fain; prepared; inclined

Context example:

prepared to take risks

Similar:

willing (disposed or inclined toward)


Sense 3prepared [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Equipped or prepared with necessary intellectual resources

Context examples:

graduates well equipped to handle such problems / equipped to be a scholar

Similar:

equipped; equipt (provided or fitted out with what is necessary or useful or appropriate)


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