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Meaning of immediately by Wiktionary Dictionary

immediately


    Etymology

    immediate +‎ -ly

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ɪˈmiːdiətli/
    • Hyphenation: im‧me‧di‧ate‧ly

    Adverb

    immediately ( not comparable )

    1. In an immediate manner; instantly or without delay .
      I hope we can begin immediately .

    Synonyms

    • See also Wikisaurus:quickly

    Synonyms



Explanation of immediately by Wordnet Dictionary

immediately


    Adverb
    1. without delay or hesitation

    2. he answered immediately
    3. near or close by

    4. he passed immediately behind her
    5. bearing an immediate relation

    6. this immediately concerns your future


    Definition of immediately by GCIDE Dictionary

    immediately


    1. Immediately adv.
      1. In an immediate manner; without intervention of any other person or thing; proximately; directly; -- opposed to mediately; as, “immediately contiguous”.

      God's acceptance of it either immediately by himself, or mediately by the hands of the bishop. South.

      2. Without interval of time; without delay; promptly; instantly; at once.

      And Jesus . . . touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Matt. viii. 3.

      3. As soon as. Cf. Directly, 8, Note.

      Syn. -- Directly; instantly; quickly; forthwith; straightway; presently. See Directly.