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ready–made

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adjective \ˌre-dē-ˈmād\

Simple Definition of ready–made

  • : prepared in advance for immediate use

  • : already created or provided

Full Definition of ready–made

  1. 1 :  made beforehand especially for general sale <ready–made suits>

  2. 2 :  lacking originality or individuality

  3. 3 :  readily available <her illness provided a ready–made excuse>


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ready–made

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Definition of ready–made

  1. 1 :  something (as a garment) that is ready-made

  2. 2 usually ready·made [French ready-made, from English] :  a commonplace artifact (as a comb or ice tongs) selected and shown as a work of art



1882

First Known Use of ready–made

1882


READY–MADE Defined for Kids

ready–made

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adjective \ˌre-dē-ˈmād\

Definition of ready–made

  1. :  made beforehand in large numbers <ready-made clothes>




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