readiness

noun
ADJECTIVE
greater
constant
combat, military, operational

The troops were in a state of combat readiness.

school (AmE)

the importance of early learning for school readiness

VERB + READINESS
declare, demonstrate, express, indicate, show, signal

Hungary has indicated its readiness to sign the treaty.

PREPOSITION
in readiness (for)

Service the car in readiness for the trip.

readiness for

to express a readiness for change

PHRASES
hold sb/sth in readiness

They were holding themselves in readiness to wage war.

a state of readiness

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  • Readiness — Read i*ness, n. The state or quality of being ready; preparation; promptness; aptitude; willingness. [1913 Webster] They received the word with all readiness of mind. Acts xvii. 11. [1913 Webster] Syn: Facility; quickness; expedition;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • readiness — index amenability, diligence (care), dispatch (promptness), facility (easiness), faculty (ability) …   Law dictionary

  • readiness — (n.) late 14c., from READY (Cf. ready) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • readiness — [n] skill; eagerness address, adroitness, alacrity, aptness, deftness, dexterity, dispatch, ease, eloquence, expedience, expedition, facility, fitness, fluency, good will, handiness, inclination, keenness, maturity, preparation, preparedness,… …   New thesaurus

  • readiness — [red′ē nis] n. a ready quality or state …   English World dictionary

  • readiness — n. 1) readiness to + inf. (her readiness to help was appreciated) 2) (to hold oneself) in readiness * * * [ redɪnɪs] (to hold oneself) in readiness readiness to + inf. (her readiness to help was appreciated) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • readiness — read|i|ness [ˈredinıs] n 1.) [U] when you are prepared for something, or when something is ready to be used in readiness (for sth) ▪ They stacked the firewood in readiness for the evening campfire. 2.) [singular, U] willingness to do something… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • readiness — [[t]re̱dɪnəs[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT If someone is very willing to do something, you can talk about their readiness to do it. ...their readiness to co operate with the new US envoy. 2) N UNCOUNT: usu in N If you do something in readiness for a future… …   English dictionary

  • readiness — noun 1 (U) a state of being prepared and ready for what is going to happen: in readiness (for): They stacked the firewood in readiness for the evening campfire. 2 (singular, uncountable) willingness to do something: readiness to do sth: the UN s… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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