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ready-made

adjective \ ˌre-dē-ˈmād \

Definition of ready-made

1 : made beforehand especially for general sale
  • ready-made suits
2 : lacking originality or individuality
3 : readily available
  • her illness provided a ready-made excuse

First Known Use of ready-made

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ready-made

noun

Definition of ready-made

1 : something (such as a garment) that is ready-made
2 usually readymade
[French ready-made, from English]
: a commonplace artifact (such as a comb or ice tongs) selected and shown as a work of art

First Known Use of ready-made

1882

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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READY-MADE Defined for English Language Learners

ready-made

Definition of ready-made for English Language Learners

  • : prepared in advance for immediate use

  • : already created or provided


READY-MADE Defined for Kids

ready-made

adjective \ ˌre-dē-ˈmād \

Definition of ready-made for Students

: made beforehand in large numbers
  • ready-made clothes


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