Roget category 6735. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.2. Prospective volition
›› 5.2.3. Precursory measures
note of preparation.
[Putting in order] arrangement etc. 60 — clearance — adjustment etc. 23 — tuning — equipment, outfit, accouterment, armament, array.
ripening etc. v. — maturation, evolution — elaboration, concoction, digestion — gestation, batching, incubation, sitting.
groundwork, first stone, cradle, stepping-stone — foundation, scaffold etc. (support) 215 — scaffolding, echafaudage [Fr.].
[Preparation of men] training etc. (education) 537 — inurement etc. (habit) 613 — novitiate — cooking [Preparation of food], cookery — brewing, culinary art — tilling, plowing, [Preparation of the soil], sowing — semination†, cultivation.
[State of being prepared] preparedness, readiness, ripeness, mellowness — maturity — un impromptu fait a loisir [Fr.].
[Preparer] preparer, trainer — pioneer, trailblazer — avant-courrier [Fr.], avant-coureur [Fr.] — voortrekker [Afrik.] — sappers and miners, pavior†, navvy† — packer, stevedore — warming pan.
make ready —
sound the note of preparation.
set in order, put in order etc. (arrange) 60 — forecast etc. (plan) 626 — prepare the ground, plow the ground, dress the ground — till the soil, cultivate the soil — predispose, sow the seed, lay a train, dig a mine — lay the groundwork, fix the groundwork, lay the basis, fix the basis, lay the foundations, fix the foundations — dig the foundations, erect the scaffolding — lay the first stone etc. (begin) 66.
roughhew — cut out work — block out, hammer out — lick into shape etc. (form) 240.
elaborate, mature, ripen, mellow, season, bring to maturity — nurture etc. (aid) 707 — hatch, cook, brew — temper, anneal, smelt — barbecue — infumate† — maturate.
equip, arm, man — fit-out, fit up — furnish, rig, dress, garnish, betrim†, accouter, array, fettle, fledge — dress up, furbish up, brush up, vamp up — refurbish — sharpen one's tools, trim one's foils, set, prime, attune — whet the knife, whet the sword — wind up, screw up — adjust etc. (fit) 27 — put in trim, put in train, put in gear, put in working order, put in tune, put in a groove for, put in harness — pack.
train etc. (teach) 537 — inure etc. (habituate) 613 — breed — prepare for &c. — rehearse — make provision for — take steps, take measures, take precautions — provide, provide against — beat up for recruits — open the door to etc. (facilitate) 705.
set one's house in order, make all snug — clear the decks, clear for action — close one's ranks — shuffle the cards.
prepare oneself — serve an apprenticeship etc. (learn) 539 — lay oneself out for, get into harness, gird up one's loins, buckle on one's armor, reculer pour mieux sauter [Fr.], prime and load, shoulder arms, get the steam up, put the horses to.
guard against, make sure against — forearm, make sure, prepare for the evil day, have a rod in pickle, provide against a rainy day, feather one's nest — lay in provisions etc. 637 — make investments — keep on foot.
be prepared, be ready etc. adj. — hold oneself in readiness, keep one's powder dry — lie in wait for etc. (expect) 507 — anticipate etc. (foresee) 510 — principiis obstare [Lat.] — veniente occurrere morbo [Lat.].
in course of preparation,
in train —
on the stocks,
on the anvil —
in store for,
precautionary, provident — preparative, preparatory — provisional, inchoate, under revision — preliminary etc. (precedent) 62.
prepared etc. v. — in readiness — ready, ready to one's band, ready made, ready cut and dried: made to one's hand, handy, on the table — in gear — in working order, in working gear — snug — in practice.
ripe, mature, mellow — pukka† — practiced etc. (skilled) 698 — labored, elaborate, highly-wrought, smelling of the lamp, worked up.
in full feather, in best bib and tucker — in harness, at harness — in the saddle, in arms, in battle array, in war paint — up in arms — armed at all points, armed to the teeth, armed cap a pie — sword in hand — booted and spurred.
in utrumque paratus [Lat.], semper paratus [Lat.] — on the alert etc. (vigilant) 459 — at one's post.
in anticipation of —
a bove majori discit arare minor [Lat.] —
looking before and after"
si vis pacem para bellum [Lat.].
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