[ɪ'miːdɪətlɪ] or [ɪ'midɪətli]


(adv.) without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; 'he answered immediately'; 'found an answer straightaway'; 'an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith'; 'Come here now!'.

(adv.) near or close by; 'he passed immediately behind her'.

(adv.) bearing an immediate relation; 'this immediately concerns your future'.

Edited by Denny--From WordNet


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

(adv.) Without interval of time; without delay; promptly; instantly; at once.

(adv.) As soon as. Cf. Directly, 8, Note.

Edited by Abraham

Synonyms and Synonymous

ad. [1]. Closely, proximately.[2]. Directly, without any intervention.[3]. Instantly, INSTANTER, forthwith, just now, without delay, this moment.

Checked by Dick

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Without_delay, instantly, forthwith, directly, presently, straightway

ANT:With_delay, after_a_while

Checker: Willa


Checker: Willa


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