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 mediately.
  • 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)



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