Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
parareto make ready. See
To fit, adapt, or qualify for a particular purpose or condition; to make ready; to put into a state for use or application;
prepareground for seed; to
Our souls, not yet
preparedfor upper light.
To procure as suitable or necessary; to get ready; to provide;
prepareammunition and provisions for troops; to
prepareships for defence; to
That they may
preparea city for habitation.
Ps. cvii. 36
Syn. – To fit; adjust; adapt; qualify; equip; provide; form; make; make; ready.
To make all things ready; to put things in order;“Bid them prepare for dinner.”
preparefor a hostile invasion
To make one’s self ready; to get ready; to take the necessary previous measures;
Webster 1828 Edition
1.In a general sense, to fit, adapt or qualify for a particular purpose, end, use, service or state, by any means whatever. We prepare ground for seed by tillage; we prepare cloth for use by dressing; we prepare medicines by pulverization, mixture, &c.; we prepare young men for college by previous instruction; men are prepared for professions by suitable study; holiness of heart is necessary to prepare men for the enjoyment of happiness with holy beings.
2.To make ready; as, to prepare the table for entertaining company.
3.To provide; to procure as suitable; as, to prepare arms, ammunition and provisions for troops; to prepare ships for defense.
Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him. 2 Sam.15.
4.To set; to establish.
The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens. Ps.103.
It shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. Matt.20.
6.To guide, direct or establish. 1 Chron. 29.
1.To take the necessary previous measures.
Dido preparing to kill herself.
2.To make one's self ready.
Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. Amos.4.