What does immediate mean?

Definitions for immediate
ɪˈmi di ɪtim·me·di·ate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word immediate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. immediate(adj)

    of the present time and place

    "the immediate revisions"

  2. contiguous, immediate(adj)

    very close or connected in space or time

    "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past"

  3. immediate(adj)

    having no intervening medium

    "an immediate influence"

  4. immediate(adj)

    immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect

    "the immediate result"; "the immediate cause of the trouble"

  5. immediate, prompt, quick, straightaway(adj)

    performed with little or no delay

    "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"

Wiktionary

  1. immediate(Adjective)

    happening right away, instantly, with no delay

    People these days expect immediate results when they click on a link.

    Etymology: From immediat, from immediatus, from in + mediatus, past participle of medio, from medius

  2. immediate(Adjective)

    Very close; direct or adjacent.

    Etymology: From immediat, from immediatus, from in + mediatus, past participle of medio, from medius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immediate(adj)

    not separated in respect to place by anything intervening; proximate; close; as, immediate contact

  2. Immediate(adj)

    not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant

  3. Immediate(adj)

    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

  1. Immediate

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'immediate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1655

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'immediate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3388

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'immediate' in Adjectives Frequency: #214

How to pronounce immediate?

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How to say immediate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immediate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immediate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of immediate in a Sentence

  1. Danny Danon:

    The U.N. must act to put an immediate end to this unacceptable situation.

  2. Angela Morabito:

    Secretary( Betsy) DeVos took immediate action, including referring the case to Federal Protective Services for a comprehensive investigation, increasing building security, and most importantly, ensuring the impacted employee was supported, because this is an ongoing law enforcement matter, it is inappropriate for us to comment any further on specifics.

  3. Morgan Stanley:

    It’s just science lab stuff now, it’s not really for immediate commercial benefit.

  4. Defense Secretary Mark Esper:

    At the direction of the Commander in Chief, I have authorized the deployment of an infantry battalion from the Immediate Response Force of the 82nd Airborne Division( in Fort Bragg, North Carolina) to the U.S. Central Command area of operations in response to recent events in Iraq.

  5. Gerry Northwood:

    It does afford a bit of protection - they are Russian flagged. It is likely they will put armed personnel on board and will be robust about their immediate security.

Images & Illustrations of immediate

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