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

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