from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Without delay.
- adv. Without an intermediary; directly: met with the parties immediately involved in the suit.
- conj. As soon as; directly: They phoned immediately they reached home.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In an immediate manner; instantly or without delay.
- conj. Indicates that the dependent clause describes something that occurs immediately after the independent clause's referent does.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In an immediate manner; without intervention of any other person or thing; proximately; directly; -- opposed to
- adv. Without interval of time; without delay; promptly; instantly; at once.
- adv. As soon as. Cf. Directly, 8, Note.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an immediate manner; without the intervention of anything; proximately; directly.
- Without lapse of time; without delay; instantly.
- Synonyms Instantaneously, promptly, forthwith, straightway.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
- adv. near or close by
- adv. bearing an immediate relation
immediate + -ly (Wiktionary)