WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
- 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.
- willing and able (to do something)[be + ~ + to + verb]The teacher wasn't prepared to accept any excuses.
- properly expectant, organized, or equipped; ready:prepared for a hurricane.
- (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.
- prepare + -ed2 1520–30