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 for Ready money
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ready \Read"y\ (r[e^]d"[y^]), a. [Compar. Readier
     (r[e^]d"[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Readiest.] [AS. r[=ae]de; akin
     to D. gereed, bereid, G. bereit, Goth. gar['a]ids fixed,
     arranged, and possibly to E. ride, as meaning originally,
     prepared for riding. Cf. Array, 1st Curry.]
     1. Prepared for what one is about to do or experience;
        equipped or supplied with what is needed for some act or
        event; prepared for immediate movement or action; as, the
        troops are ready to march; ready for the journey. "When
        she redy was." --Chaucer.
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     2. Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for
        lack of being prepared or furnished. "Dinner was ready."
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              My oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things
              are ready: come unto the marriage.    --Matt. xxii.
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     3. Prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing;
        free; inclined; disposed.
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              I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at
              Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus. --Acts
                                                    xxi. 13.
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              If need be, I am ready to forego
              And quit.                             --Milton.
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     4. Not slow or hesitating; quick in action or perception of
        any kind; dexterous; prompt; easy; expert; as, a ready
        apprehension; ready wit; a ready writer or workman. "Ready
        in devising expedients." --Macaulay.
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              Gurth, whose temper was ready, though surly. --Sir
                                                    W. Scott.
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     5. Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient;
        near; easy. "The readiest way." --Milton.
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              A sapling pine he wrenched from out the ground,
              The readiest weapon that his fury found. --Dryden.
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     6. On the point; about; on the brink; near; -- with a
        following infinitive.
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              My heart is ready to crack.           --Shak.
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     7. (Mil.) A word of command, or a position, in the manual of
        arms, at which the piece is cocked and held in position to
        execute promptly the next command, which is, aim.
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     All ready, ready in every particular; wholly equipped or
        prepared. "[I] am all redy at your hest." --Chaucer.
     Ready money, means of immediate payment; cash. "'T is all
        the ready money fate can give." --Cowley.
     Ready reckoner, a book of tables for facilitating
        computations, as of interest, prices, etc.
     To make ready, to make preparation; to get in readiness.
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     Syn: Prompt; expeditious; speedy; unhesitating; dexterous;
          apt; skillful; handy; expert; facile; easy; opportune;
          fitted; prepared; disposed; willing; free; cheerful. See
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Money \Mon"ey\, n.; pl. Moneys. [OE. moneie, OF. moneie, F.
     monnaie, fr. L. moneta. See Mint place where coin is made,
     Mind, and cf. Moidore, Monetary.]
     1. A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined,
        or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority as a
        medium of exchange in financial transactions between
        citizens and with government; also, any number of such
        pieces; coin.
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              To prevent such abuses, . . . it has been found
              necessary . . . to affix a public stamp upon certain
              quantities of such particular metals, as were in
              those countries commonly made use of to purchase
              goods. Hence the origin of coined money, and of
              those public offices called mints.    --A. Smith.
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     2. Any written or stamped promise, certificate, or order, as
        a government note, a bank note, a certificate of deposit,
        etc., which is payable in standard coined money and is
        lawfully current in lieu of it; in a comprehensive sense,
        any currency usually and lawfully employed in buying and
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     3. Any article used as a medium of payment in financial
        transactions, such as checks drawn on checking accounts.
     4. (Economics) Any form of wealth which affects a person's
        propensity to spend, such as checking accounts or time
        deposits in banks, credit accounts, letters of credit,
        etc. Various aggregates of money in different forms are
        given different names, such as M-1, the total sum of all
        currency in circulation plus all money in demand deposit
        accounts (checking accounts).
     Note: Whatever, among barbarous nations, is used as a medium
           of effecting exchanges of property, and in the terms of
           which values are reckoned, as sheep, wampum, copper
           rings, quills of salt or of gold dust, shovel blades,
           etc., is, in common language, called their money.
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     4. In general, wealth; property; as, he has much money in
        land, or in stocks; to make, or lose, money.
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              The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
                                                    --1 Tim vi. 10
                                                    (Rev. Ver. ).
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     Money bill (Legislation), a bill for raising revenue.
     Money broker, a broker who deals in different kinds of
        money; one who buys and sells bills of exchange; -- called
        also money changer.
     Money cowrie (Zool.), any one of several species of
        Cypraea (esp. Cypraea moneta) formerly much used as
        money by savage tribes. See Cowrie.
     Money of account, a denomination of value used in keeping
        accounts, for which there may, or may not, be an
        equivalent coin; e. g., the mill is a money of account in
        the United States, but not a coin.
     Money order,
        (a) an order for the payment of money; specifically, a
            government order for the payment of money, issued at
            one post office as payable at another; -- called also
            postal money order.
        (b) a similar order issued by a bank or other financial
     Money scrivener, a person who procures the loan of money to
        others. [Eng.]
     Money spider, Money spinner (Zool.), a small spider; --
        so called as being popularly supposed to indicate that the
        person upon whom it crawls will be fortunate in money
     Money's worth, a fair or full equivalent for the money
        which is paid.
     A piece of money, a single coin.
     Ready money, money held ready for payment, or actually
        paid, at the time of a transaction; cash.
     plastic money, credit cards, usually made out of plastic;
        also called plastic; as, put it on the plastic.
     To make money, to gain or acquire money or property; to
        make a profit in dealings.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ready money
      n 1: money in the form of cash that is readily available; "his
           wife was always a good source of ready cash"; "he paid cold
           cash for the TV set" [syn: ready cash, cold cash,
           ready money]

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