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

Synonyms & Antonyms for ready-made

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About ready-made

Time Traveler for ready-made

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near ready-made

ready box

ready-made

ready-mix

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for ready-made

Cite this Entry

“Ready-made.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ready-made. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for ready-made

ready-made

adjective

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

More from Merriam-Webster on ready-made

Nglish: Translation of ready-made for Spanish Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about ready-made

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!