I am of the belief that we had not been asleep above an hour, when mother came to make ready the morning meal.
She laid it carefully upon her bed, and began to make ready to put it on.
Imagine a great shed, dark and gloomy, with many workmen hurrying about to make ready for what is to come.
But now, however, let us obey dark night, and make ready suppers.
Ill go all the same, said the cobbler, and without saying a word more he goes out and begins to make ready for his journey.
Only as long as my mother needs to make ready for the journey.
However, they were soon brought to pause here, finding nothing to make ready with.
Then he went to make ready something else and left Brock to work the bellows.
But he told two of the men who would sail with him to make ready.
Last night, when I consented at last that I must die, I began to make ready.
Old English ræde, geræde "prepared, ready," of a horse, "ready for riding," from Proto-Germanic *garaidijaz "arranged" (cf. Old Frisian rede "ready," Middle Dutch gereit, Old High German reiti, Middle High German bereite, German bereit, Old Norse greiðr "ready, plain," Gothic garaiþs "ordered, arranged"), from PIE root *reidh- "to ride" (see ride (v.)). Lengthened in Middle English by change of ending. Ready-made first attested early 15c.; ready-to-wear is from 1890.
early 13c., "to administer;" c.1300, "to take aim;" mid-14c., "to prepare, make ready," from ready (adj.). Related: Readied; readying.