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2 definitions found
 for Ready reckoner
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ready \Read"y\ (r[e^]d"[y^]), a. [Compar. Readier
     (r[e^]d"[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Readiest.] [AS. r[=ae]de; akin
     to D. gereed, bereid, G. bereit, Goth. gar['a]ids fixed,
     arranged, and possibly to E. ride, as meaning originally,
     prepared for riding. Cf. Array, 1st Curry.]
     1. Prepared for what one is about to do or experience;
        equipped or supplied with what is needed for some act or
        event; prepared for immediate movement or action; as, the
        troops are ready to march; ready for the journey. "When
        she redy was." --Chaucer.
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     2. Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for
        lack of being prepared or furnished. "Dinner was ready."
        --Fielding.
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              My oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things
              are ready: come unto the marriage.    --Matt. xxii.
                                                    4.
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     3. Prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing;
        free; inclined; disposed.
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              I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at
              Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus. --Acts
                                                    xxi. 13.
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              If need be, I am ready to forego
              And quit.                             --Milton.
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     4. Not slow or hesitating; quick in action or perception of
        any kind; dexterous; prompt; easy; expert; as, a ready
        apprehension; ready wit; a ready writer or workman. "Ready
        in devising expedients." --Macaulay.
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              Gurth, whose temper was ready, though surly. --Sir
                                                    W. Scott.
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     5. Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient;
        near; easy. "The readiest way." --Milton.
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              A sapling pine he wrenched from out the ground,
              The readiest weapon that his fury found. --Dryden.
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     6. On the point; about; on the brink; near; -- with a
        following infinitive.
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              My heart is ready to crack.           --Shak.
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     7. (Mil.) A word of command, or a position, in the manual of
        arms, at which the piece is cocked and held in position to
        execute promptly the next command, which is, aim.
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     All ready, ready in every particular; wholly equipped or
        prepared. "[I] am all redy at your hest." --Chaucer.
  
     Ready money, means of immediate payment; cash. "'T is all
        the ready money fate can give." --Cowley.
  
     Ready reckoner, a book of tables for facilitating
        computations, as of interest, prices, etc.
  
     To make ready, to make preparation; to get in readiness.
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     Syn: Prompt; expeditious; speedy; unhesitating; dexterous;
          apt; skillful; handy; expert; facile; easy; opportune;
          fitted; prepared; disposed; willing; free; cheerful. See
          Prompt.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ready reckoner
      n 1: a handbook of tables used to facilitate computation [syn:
           reckoner, ready reckoner]

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