What does the word readiness mean?

Usage examples for readiness

  1. He knows the spot exactly, and will have horses in readiness and guide you there, if need be. – The Chevalier d'Auriac by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  2. Yes, you won't leave town to- day; the inquest is to be held this afternoon, you will probably be wanted then, so hold yourself in readiness. – The Just and the Unjust by Vaughan Kester
  3. So, on the following afternoon, Olga sat alone, in readiness for her visitor. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing