ready-made

adjective
\ˌre-dē-ˈmād \

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

bought, mass-produced, off-the-rack, off-the-shelf, store, store-bought

Antonyms: Adjective

bespoke (also bespoken), custom, customized, custom-made, tailored, tailor-made

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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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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

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