Adjective "At the ready" Definition and Examples


    At the ready



    1. (used to indicate a point or place occupied in space); in, on, or near: to stand at the door; at the bottom of the barrel.

    2. (used to indicate a location or position, as in time, on a scale, or in order): at zero; at noon; at age 65; at the end; at the lowest point.

    3. (used to indicate presence or location): at home; at hand.

    4. (used to indicate amount, degree, or rate): at great speed; at high altitudes.

    5. (used to indicate a direction, goal, or objective); t