immediately Meaning, Definition & Usage
adverb without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
straightaway; forthwith; like a shot; at once; straight off; directly; right away; now; instantly.
- he answered immediately
- found an answer straightaway
- an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith
- Come here now!
adverb near or close by
- he passed immediately behind her
adverb bearing an immediate relation
- this immediately concerns your future
In an immediate manner; without intervention of any other person or thing; proximately; directly; -- opposed to mediately; as,. immediatelycontiguous
God's acceptance of it either immediately by himself, or mediately by the hands of the bishop. South.
Without interval of time; without delay; promptly; instantly; at once.
And Jesus . . . touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Matt. viii. 3.
As soon as. Cf. Directly,
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Syn. -- Directly; instantly; quickly; forthwith; straightway; presently. See Directly.
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