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Definition of "ready-made" []

  • Already made, prepared, or available: ready-made clothes. (adjective)
  • Handy or expedient, especially because of familiarity, frequent use, or preplanning: a raft of ready-made excuses. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ready-made" in a sentence
  • "Note: The phrase "ready-made collaborators," referenced in the article's title, is attributed to Nadia Sirota."
  • "“You cannot get the low Irish to wash their faces, even were you to lay before them ewers of crystal water and scented soap; you cannot get them to dress decently, although you supply them with ready-made clothes.”"
  • "It's also clear that in an information-glutted age, the need to stand out is greater and big names come with ready-made recognition factor – so what might once have been a gimmick now seems like good marketing sense."