ready-made

adjective
\ ˌre-dē-ˈmād How to pronounce ready-made (audio) \

Definition of ready-made

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

ready-made

noun

Definition of ready-made (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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First Known Use of ready-made

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ready-made was in the 15th century

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“Ready-made.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ready-made. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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ready-made

adjective
How to pronounce ready-made (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of ready-made

: prepared in advance for immediate use
: already created or provided

ready-made

adjective
\ ˌre-dē-ˈmād \

Kids Definition of ready-made

: made beforehand in large numbers ready-made clothes

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