Immediately

  • 1 Immediately — Im*me di*ate*ly, adv. 1. In an immediate manner; without intervention of any other person or thing; proximately; directly; opposed to {mediately}; as, immediately contiguous. [1913 Webster] God s acceptance of it either immediately by himself, or …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 immediately — has been used informally since the early 19c, especially in BrE, as a conjunction equivalent to immediately after: • I starting writing ‘Jill’ immediately I left Oxford Philip Larkin, 1983 • Immediately I heard the front door I switched off his… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 immediately — index forthwith, instantly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 immediately …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 immediately — [i mē′dē itlē] adv. in an immediate manner; specif., a) without intervening agency or cause; directly b) without delay; at once; instantly conj. Chiefly Brit. at the very moment that; as soon as [return immediately you are done] …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 immediately — (adv.) without intervening time or space, early 15c., from IMMEDIATE (Cf. immediate) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 immediately — [adv] at once, right away anon, at short notice, away, directly, double time*, forthwith, hereupon, in a flash*, in a jiffy*, in a New York minute*, in nothing flat*, instantaneously, instanter, instantly, like now*, now, now or never*, on the… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 immediately — ► ADVERB 1) at once. 2) very close in time, space, or relationship. ► CONJUNCTION chiefly Brit. ▪ as soon as …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 immediately */*/*/ — UK [ɪˈmiːdɪətlɪ] / US [ɪˈmɪdɪətlɪ] adverb, conjunction Summary: Immediately can be used in the following ways: as an adverb (with a verb): I immediately recognized his voice. (followed by a preposition or another adverb): She s the woman who was… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 immediately — im|me|di|ate|ly1 W1S2 [ıˈmi:diətli] adv 1.) without delay = ↑at once ▪ Mix in the remaining ingredients and serve immediately. ▪ The telephone rang, and he answered it immediately. 2.) very soon before or after something immediately… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 immediately — [[t]ɪmi͟ːdiətli[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADV: ADV with v If something happens immediately, it happens without any delay. He immediately flung himself to the floor... Ingrid answered Peter s letter immediately. Syn: at once 2) ADV: ADV adj If something is… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 immediately — im|me|di|ate|ly [ ı midiətli ] adverb *** 1. ) very quickly and without delay: AT ONCE: When she saw him come in, she decided to leave immediately. I did not immediately realize how serious the situation was. It was immediately apparent that… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 immediately — 1 adverb 1 without delay: Cook the mixture for ten minutes and serve immediately. | As soon as I got their fax, I wrote back immediately. 2 (+ adj/adv) very soon before or after something: The baby was given up for adoption immediately after… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 immediately — /i mee dee it lee/, adv. 1. without lapse of time; without delay; instantly; at once: Please telephone him immediately. 2. with no object or space intervening. 3. closely: immediately in the vicinity. 4. without intervening medium or agent;… …

    Universalium

  • 14 immediately*/*/*/ — [ɪˈmiːdiətli] adv, conjunction 1) very quickly and without delay She decided to leave immediately.[/ex] I immediately realized how serious the situation was.[/ex] Immediately he saw her, he fell in love with her.[/ex] 2) just before or just after …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 15 immediately — im•me•di•ate•ly [[t]ɪˈmi di ɪt li[/t]] adv. 1) without lapse of time; at once 2) with no object or space intervening 3) closely: immediately in the vicinity[/ex] 4) without intervening medium or agent 5) the moment that; as soon as • Etymology:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 immediately — I. adverb Date: 15th century 1. in direct connection or relation ; directly < the parties immediately involved in the case > < the house immediately beyond this one > 2. without interval of time ; straightway < I ll make that call immediately …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 immediately — adverb /ɪˈmiːdiətli/ In an immediate manner; instantly or without delay. I hope we can begin immediately. Syn: as soon as, directly, after, immediately, right …

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  • 18 immediately — adv. Immediately is used with these adjectives: ↑accessible, ↑adjacent, ↑alert, ↑apparent, ↑appealing, ↑applicable, ↑available, ↑discernible, ↑effective, ↑evident, ↑familiar, ↑ …

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  • 19 immediately — adverb 1) it was necessary to make a decision immediately Syn: straightaway, at once, right away, instantly, now, directly, promptly, forthwith, this/that (very) minute, this/that instant, there and then, then and there, on the spot, here and now …

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  • 20 immediately — adverb 1) you must decide immediately Syn: straight away, at once, right away, instantly, now, directly, forthwith, there and then 2) I sat immediately behind him Syn: directly, right …

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