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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]


Made ready or fit or suitable beforehand

Context examples:

a prepared statement / be prepared for emergencies


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)


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


unprepared (without preparation; not prepared for)

Sense 2prepared [BACK TO TOP]


Having made preparations


disposed; fain; prepared; inclined

Context example:

prepared to take risks


willing (disposed or inclined toward)

Sense 3prepared [BACK TO TOP]


Equipped or prepared with necessary intellectual resources

Context examples:

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


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

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