Ready vs Overprepare - What's the difference?

ready | overprepare |

As verbs the difference between ready and overprepare

is that ready is to make prepared for action while overprepare is to prepare excessively; to make ready more than is necessary for a specific future purpose.

As an adjective ready

is prepared for immediate action or use.

As a noun ready

is (slang) ready money; cash.




  • Prepared for immediate action or use.
  • :
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:If need be, I am ready to forego / And quit.
  • *(Henry Fielding) (1707-1754)
  • *:Dinner was ready .
  • Inclined; apt to happen.
  • Liable at any moment.
  • :
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:My heart is ready to crack.
  • Not slow or hesitating; quick in action or perception of any kind; dexterous; prompt; easy; expert.
  • :
  • *Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • *:whose temper was ready , through surly
  • * (1800-1859)
  • *:ready in devising expedients
  • *
  • *:Molly the dairymaid came a little way from the rickyard, and said she would pluck the pigeon that very night after work. She was always ready to do anything for us boys; and we could never quite make out why they scolded her so for an idle hussy indoors. It seemed so unjust. Looking back, I recollect she had very beautiful brown eyes.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist), author=Lexington
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  • Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient.
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:the readiest way
  • *(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • *:A sapling pine he wrenched from out the ground, / The readiest weapon that his fury found.
  • Synonyms

    * good to go


  • To make prepared for action.
  • Derived terms

    * at the ready * cable ready * camera-ready * make-ready * on the ready * oven-ready * * readiness * ready-made * ready money * ready or not * ready reckoner * ready room * * * ready to hand * ready-to-wear * * rough and ready


  • (slang) ready money; cash
  • * Arbuthnot
  • Lord Strut was not flush in ready , either to go to law, or to clear old debts.




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  • To prepare excessively; to make ready more than is necessary for a specific future purpose.