WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
pre•pared /priˈpeɪrd/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. made ready in advance;
    done or finished ahead of time:took no chances and accepted only prepared questions, for which he had perfect, prepared answers.
  2. willing and able (to do something):[be + ~ + to + verb]The teacher wasn't prepared to accept any excuses.
See -pare1-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
pre•pared  (pri pârd),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. properly expectant, organized, or equipped; ready:prepared for a hurricane.
  2. (of food) processed by the manufacturer or seller, by cooking, cleaning, or the like, so as to be ready to serve or use with little or no further preparation.
pre•par•ed•ly  (pri pârid lē, -pârdlē),USA pronunciation adv. 
  • prepare + -ed2 1520–30

'prepared' also found in these entries:

Forum discussions with the word(s) "prepared" in the title:


Look up "prepared" at Merriam-Webster
Look up "prepared" at dictionary.com

In other languages: Spanish | French | Italian | Portuguese | German | Swedish | Dutch | Russian | Polish | Romanian | Czech | Greek | Turkish | Chinese | Japanese | Korean | Arabic

Advertisements

Word of the day: that | scramble

Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.
Become a WordReference Supporter to view the site ad-free.