Preparative to Presbyope
(Pre*par"a*tive) a. [Cf. F. préparatif.] Tending to prepare or make ready; having the power
of preparing, qualifying, or fitting; preparatory.
Laborious quest of knowledge preparative to this work.South.
1. That which has the power of preparing, or previously fitting for a purpose; that which prepares. "A
preparative unto sermons." Hooker.
2. That which is done in the way of preparation. "Necessary preparatives for our voyage." Dryden.
(Pre*par"a*tive*ly), adv. By way of preparation.
(Pre*par"a*tor) n. [L. praeparator.] One who prepares beforehand, as subjects for dissection,
specimens for preservation in collections, etc. Agassiz.
(Pre*par"a*to*ry) a. [L. praeparatorius: cf. F. préparatoire.] Preparing the way for anything
by previous measures of adaptation; antecedent and adapted to what follows; introductory; preparative; as,
a preparatory school; a preparatory condition.
(Pre*pare") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prepare ; p. pr. & vb. n. Preparing.] [F. préparer, L. praeparare;
prae before + parare to make ready. See Pare.]
1. To fit, adapt, or qualify for a particular purpose or condition; to make ready; to put into a state for use
or application; as, to prepare ground for seed; to prepare a lesson.
Our souls, not yet prepared for upper light.Dryden.
2. To procure as suitable or necessary; to get ready; to provide; as, to prepare ammunition and provisions
for troops; to prepare ships for defence; to prepare an entertainment. Milton.
That they may prepare a city for habitation.Ps. cvii. 36
Syn. To fit; adjust; adapt; qualify; equip; provide; form; make; make; ready.
(Pre*pare") v. i.
1. To make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion. "Bid them prepare
for dinner." Shak.
2. To make one's self ready; to get ready; to take the necessary previous measures; as, to prepare for
(Pre*pare"), n. Preparation. [Obs.] Shak.
(Pre*pared") a. Made fit or suitable; adapted; ready; as, prepared food; prepared questions.
Pre*par"ed*ly adv. Shak. Pre*par"ed*ness, n.
(Pre*par"er) n. One who, or that which, prepares, fits, or makes ready. Wood.
(Pre*pay") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prepaid ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prepaying.] To pay in advance, or
beforehand; as, to prepay postage.
(Pre*pay"ment) n. Payment in advance.
(Pre*pe"ni*al) a. (Anat.) Situated in front of, or anterior to, the penis.