- The definition of ready made is something that has already been created, as opposed to something made to order.
An example of ready-made is a pre-wrapped sandwich you pick up from the store instead of a sandwich from a sandwich shop where you get to specify the sandwich ingredients.
A row of ready-made sandwiches.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- made so as to be ready for use or sale at once; not made-to-order: ready-made suits
- commonplace; stock: ready-made opinions
- conveniently available and suitable: no ready-made solutions to difficult social problems
- something that is ready-made
- Art an ordinary, usually mass-produced object displayed as a work of art; also, a composition consisting of more than one such object
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- Already made, prepared, or available: ready-made clothes.
- Handy or expedient, especially because of familiarity, frequent use, or preplanning: a raft of ready-made excuses.