- preparation used 9 times.
- preparations used once.
- prepare used 81 times.
- prepared used 101 times.
- preparedst used once.
- preparest used 3 times.
- prepareth used 3 times.
- preparing used twice.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
PREPA'RE, verb transitive [Latin paro.]
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, etc.; 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 Samuel 15:1.
4. To set; to establish.
The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens. Psalms 103:19.
5. To appoint.
It shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. Matthew 20:23.
6. To guide, direct or establish. 1 Chronicles 29:18.
PREPA'RE, verb intransitive To make all things ready; to put things in suitable order; as, prepare for dinner.
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 4:12.
PREPA'RE, noun Preparation. [Not in use.]
PREPA'RED, participle passive Fitted; adapted; made suitable; made ready; provided.
PREPA'REDLY, adverb With suitable previous measures.
PREPA'REDNESS, noun The state of being prepared or in readiness.
PREPA'RER, noun One that prepares, fits or makes ready.
1. One that provides.
2. That which fits or makes suitable; as, certain manures are preparers of land for particular crops.