ready-made ˌready-ˈmade adjective [only before a noun]
1. already prepared, and ready to be used immediately:

• The company produces canned soup and ready-made meals.

2. ready-made clothes/​shoes etc COMMERCE clothes etc that have been manufactured in large quantities, rather than made for a particular customer:

• a range of ready-made knitwear

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ready-made UK US /ˌrediˈmeɪd/ adjective [usually before noun]
bought in a finished form and available to use or eat immediately: ready-made food/meals »

Their range of quality ready-made meals has improved substantially.

already available and not needing to be invented or developed: »

Nobody has a ready-made solution to deal with all your staffing problems.

PRODUCTION produced in large quantities in standard sizes and types rather than made to fit a particular customer: »

the ready-made clothing industry

ready-made adverb

to buy/purchase something ready-made

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