Definitions for immediate
ɪˈmi di ɪtim·me·di·ate
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word immediate.
of the present time and place
"the immediate revisions"
very close or connected in space or time
"contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past"
having no intervening medium
"an immediate influence"
immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect
"the immediate result"; "the immediate cause of the trouble"
immediate, prompt, quick, straightawayadjective
performed with little or no delay
"an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
happening right away, instantly, with no delay
People these days expect immediate results when they click on a link.
Very close; direct or adjacent.
Etymology: From immediat, from immediatus, from in + mediatus, past participle of medio, from medius
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: immediat, French; in and medius, Latin.
Moses mentions the immediate causes, the rains and the waters; and St. Peter mentions the more remote and fundamental causes, that constitution of the heavens. Burnet.
It is much to be ascribed to the immediate will of God, who giveth and taketh away beauty at his pleasure. George Abbot.
Immediate are my needs, and my relief
Must not be tost and turn'd to me in words,
But find supply immediate. William Shakespeare, Timon.
Death denounc'd that day,
Which he presumes already vain, and void,
Because not yet inflicted, as he fear'd,
By some immediate stroke. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
But she, howe'er of vict'ry sure,
Contemns the wreath too long delay'd;
And arm'd with more immediate pow'r,
Calls cruel silence to her aid. Matthew Prior.
Immediate generally refers to something happening or done without any delay, instantaneously, or in the present time. It can also refer to something being of close relevance or importance to the matter at hand.
not separated in respect to place by anything intervening; proximate; close; as, immediate contact
not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant
acting with nothing interposed or between, or without the intervention of another object as a cause, means, or agency; acting, perceived, or produced, directly; as, an immediate cause
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im-mē′di-āt, adj. with nothing between two objects: not acting by second causes: direct: present: without delay.—n. Immē′diacy (Shak.), immediate or independent power.—adv. Immē′diātely.—ns. Immē′diāteness; Immē′diatism.
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Rank popularity for the word 'immediate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1655
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Rank popularity for the word 'immediate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3388
Rank popularity for the word 'immediate' in Adjectives Frequency: #214
The numerical value of immediate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of immediate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
I believe there will be increasing non-compliance that is simply due to human nature, even when there's not a pandemic we, as a species, tend to make decisions that negatively affect our public health based on our immediate need, whether it's smoking, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, overeating, overspending... we are wired to look for immediate gratification. Remember, we were once scavengers. That's why this is very hard.
As surgeons keep their instruments and knives always at hand for cases requiring immediate treatment, so shouldst thou have thy thoughts ready to understand things divine and human, remembering in thy every act, even the smallest, how close is the bond that unites the two.
Even when there's not a pandemic we, as a species, tend to make decisions that negatively affect our public health based on our immediate need, whether it's smoking, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, overeating, overspending... we are wired to look for immediate gratification. Remember, we were once scavengers. That's why this is very hard.
Schuld Mayor Helmut Lussi views on the predictability of floods, both on the long-term scale and the immediate scale of being able to provide immediate warnings, are completely wrong, and may go to show one of the difficulties in communicating risk to people or municipal officials who fundamentally don't understand environmental risk, people should also bear in mind that while flood warnings can't stop a flood, they can help people move themselves, and their possessions, to safety.
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls Who steals my purse steals trash 'tis something, nothing 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed.
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- immediat, pròximCatalan, Valencian
- bezprostřední, okamžitýCzech
- øjeblikkelig, tætDanish
- immediat, sofortig, unmittelbarGerman
- آنی (بلافاصله), نزدیکPersian
- lähi-, välitönFinnish
- proche, immédiatFrench
- gradScottish Gaelic
- stretto, diretto, immediato, prossimoItalian
- direct, onmiddellijkDutch
- бли́зкий, неме́дленный, ближа́йший, окре́стныйRussian
- ögonblicklig, omedelbarSwedish
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