: made at an earlier time for later use : made ready in advance

: ready for something : in a suitable condition for some purpose or activity

: willing to do something

Full Definition of PREPARED

:  subjected to a special process or treatment
pre·pared·ly \-ˈperd-lē, -ˈper-əd-\ adverb

Examples of PREPARED

  1. The president read a prepared statement.
  2. The store sells a selection of prepared foods.
  3. I got so nervous. I guess I just wasn't prepared.
  4. She was well-prepared and scored high on the test.
  5. How much are you prepared to pay?
  6. I wasn't prepared to spend that much money.

First Known Use of PREPARED



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