Definitions for instantlyˈɪn stənt li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•stant•ly*ˈɪn stənt li(adv.)

  1. immediately; at once.

  2. urgently.

  3. (conj.)as soon as; directly.

* Syn: See immediately.

Origin of instantly:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shot(adverb)

    without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening

    "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"

  2. instantaneously, outright, instantly, in a flash(adverb)

    without any delay

    "he was killed outright"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. instantly(adverb)ˈɪn stənt li

    without pausing or waiting; = immediately

    The car hit a tree and the driver was killed instantly.; Instantly I knew it was the guy I'd been looking for.


  1. instantly(Adverb)

    Urgently; with insistence.

  2. instantly(Adverb)

    At once; without delay.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Instantly(adverb)

    without the least delay or interval; at once; immediately

  2. Instantly(adverb)

    with urgency or importunity; earnestly; pressingly

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'instantly' in Adverbs Frequency: #334

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary



He went to bed and instantly fell asleep.

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