directly

  • 1 Directly — Di*rect ly, adv. 1. In a direct manner; in a straight line or course. To run directly on. Shak. [1913 Webster] Indirectly and directly too Thou hast contrived against the very life Of the defendant. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. In a straightforward… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 directly — [adv1] the shortest route as a crow flies*, beeline*, dead, direct, due, exactly, plump, precisely, right, slam bang*, slap, smack, smack dab*, straight, straightly, undeviatingly, unswervingly, without deviation; concepts 581,778 Ant. indirectly …

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  • 3 directly — [də rekt′lē; ] also [ dīrekt′lē] adv. 1. in a direct way or line; straight 2. with nothing or no one between [directly responsible] 3. exactly; completely [directly opposite] 4. a) instantly; right away …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 directly — index instantly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 directly — 1510s, in a straight line, from DIRECT (Cf. direct) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Figurative use is slightly earlier (c.1500). Meaning at once, immediately in time (c.1600) is from earlier sense of without intermediate steps (1520s) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 directly — *presently, shortly, soon …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 directly — ► ADVERB 1) in a direct manner. 2) exactly in a specified position. 3) immediately. ► CONJUNCTION Brit. ▪ as soon as …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 directly — di|rect|ly1 W2S2 [dıˈrektli, daı ] adv 1.) with no other person, action, process etc between ≠ ↑indirectly ▪ The new property tax law won t directly affect us. ▪ We hope to bring together the countries directly involved in the conflict. directly… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 directly — di|rect|ly1 [ dı rektli, daı rektli ] adverb *** ▸ 1 involving no one else ▸ 2 in a direct line ▸ 3 exactly ▸ 4 clearly and honestly ▸ 5 immediately ▸ 6 soon 1. ) in a way that involves only the two people or things mentioned, with no one or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 directly — I UK [dɪˈrek(t)lɪ] / US / UK [daɪˈrek(t)lɪ] / US adverb *** 1) in a way that involves only the two people or things mentioned, with no one or nothing else coming in between I prefer to deal directly with the manager. I am holding you directly… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 directly — [[t]daɪre̱ktli, dɪr [/t]] 1) ADV: ADV prep/adv If something is directly above, below, or in front of something, it is in exactly that position. The second rainbow will be bigger than the first, and directly above it... There, directly below me,… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 directly — direct, directly Because direct is an adverb as well as an adjective, it gets in the way of directly, which is an adverb only. Directly is used (1) before an adjective in senses corresponding to those of direct (They were directly responsible for …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 directly — 1 /di rektli, daI / adverb 1 with no other person, action, process etc between: The new law won t directly affect us. | I know where you can get that directly from the manufacturers. 2 exactly: Have you noticed how he never looks directly at you? …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 directly — /di rekt lee, duy /, adv. 1. in a direct line, way, or manner; straight: The path leads directly to the lake. 2. at once; without delay; immediately: Do that directly. 3. shortly; soon: They will be here directly. 4. exactly; precisely: directly… …

    Universalium

  • 15 directly — I. adverb Date: 15th century 1. a. in a direct manner < directly relevant > < the road runs directly east and west > b. in immediate physical contact c. in the manner of direct variation 2. a. without delay …

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  • 16 directly — adverb 1) they flew directly to New York Syn: straight, right, as the crow flies, by a direct route 2) I went directly after breakfast Syn: immediately, at once, instantly, right away, straightaway, posthaste, witho …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 directly — adverb 1) they flew directly to New York Syn: straight, as the crow flies 2) directly after breakfast Syn: immediately, right (away), straight (away), without delay, promptly 3) the houses directly opposite …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 18 directly — di•rect•ly [[t]dɪˈrɛkt li, daɪ [/t]] adv. 1) in a direct line, way, or manner; straight 2) at once; without delay 3) shortly; soon 4) exactly; precisely: directly opposite the store[/ex] 5) cvb openly or frankly; candidly: to speak directly[/ex]… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 directly — adv. & conj. adv. 1 a at once; without delay. b presently, shortly. 2 exactly, immediately (directly opposite; directly after lunch). 3 in a direct manner. conj. colloq. as soon as (will tell you directly they come) …

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  • 20 directly — adv. Directly is used with these adjectives: ↑accessible, ↑accountable, ↑adjacent, ↑analogous, ↑applicable, ↑attached, ↑comparable, ↑compatible, ↑concerned, ↑contrary, ↑dependent, ↑ …

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