preparation


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Synonyms for preparation

Synonyms for preparation

the condition of being made ready beforehand

a plan made in preparation for an undertaking

Synonyms for preparation

the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose

the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)

(music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord

preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)

the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

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The Amar is placed in a vessel, and mixed with water until it gains a proper pudding-like consistency, when, without further preparation, t is in readiness for use.
Meanwhile, it was clear that active preparations were being made by Twala to subdue us.
That night was a busy one, for weary as we were, so far as was possible by the moonlight all preparations for the morrow's fight were continued, and messengers were constantly coming and going from the place where we sat in council.
The party was in camp, and preparations were made for spending the night in the forest, when from among the trees there floated to the ears of our friends a queer Indian chant.
Yes, my boy; make preparations for me and yourself too.
I left Conseil to stow our trunks conveniently away, and remounted the poop in order to survey the preparations for departure.
At length, after occupying about an hour in these preparations, he opened the door of the room in which the vicomte slept, and entered.
It was now the middle of March, and Captain Bonneville made preparations to open the spring campaign.
The gayety of the camp was at an end; all preparations for musk-rat trapping were suspended, and all hands sallied forth to examine the trail.
Besides, all manner of doubt was quickly put out of the question: preparations for the trip were set on foot at London; the factories of Lyons received a heavy order for the silk required for the body of the balloon; and, finally, the British Government placed the transport-ship Resolute, Captain Bennett, at the disposal of the expedition.
Numerous inventors of mechanism applicable to the guidance of balloons came to propose their systems, but he would accept none; and, when he was asked whether he had discovered something of his own for that purpose, he constantly refused to give any explanation, and merely busied himself more actively than ever with the preparations for his journey.
That recoil had at last urged him to make preparations for quitting Middlemarch.
In the confusion produced at the cottage by the preparations for entertaining the company, the one room in which Hardyman could receive Isabel with the certainty of not being interrupted was the smoking-room.
After these preparations he signified that the two men should be brought before him, and greeted them with this salutation: "What sort of a king do I seem to you to be, O strangers?
Hesiod has nothing that remotely approaches such scenes as that between Priam and Achilles, or the pathos of Andromache's preparations for Hector's return, even as he was falling before the walls of Troy; but in matters that come within the range or ordinary experience, he rarely fails to rise to the appropriate level.