something that is ready-made, as a garment or a piece of furniture or equipment.
late Middle English
1400-50;late Middle English
[red-ee-meyd] /ˈrɛd iˈmeɪd/
an everyday manufactured object, as a bottle rack, a snow shovel, a urinal, or a comb, that may by the creative act of selection and designation by an artist attain status as a work of art: associated almost exclusively with the aesthetic activities of Marcel Duchamp during the period 1915 to 1917.