What does immediately mean?

Definitions for immediately
ɪˈmi di ɪt liim·me·di·ate·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shotadverb

    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. immediatelyadverb

    near or close by

    "he passed immediately behind her"

  3. immediatelyadverb

    bearing an immediate relation

    "this immediately concerns your future"

Wiktionary

  1. immediatelyadverb

    In an immediate manner; instantly or without delay.

    I hope we can begin immediately.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Immediatelyadverb

    Etymology: from immediate.

    God's acceptance of it, either immediately by himself, or mediately by the hands of the bishop, is that which vests the whole property of a thing in God. Robert South, Sermons.

    Her father hath commanded her to slip
    Away with Slender, and with him at Eaton
    Immediately to marry. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immediatelyadverb

    in an immediate manner; without intervention of any other person or thing; proximately; directly; -- opposed to mediately; as, immediately contiguous

  2. Immediatelyadverb

    without interval of time; without delay; promptly; instantly; at once

  3. Immediatelyadverb

    as soon as. Cf. Directly, 8, Note

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'immediately' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #961

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'immediately' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1565

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'immediately' in Adverbs Frequency: #100

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immediately in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immediately in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of immediately in a Sentence

  1. James Sheehan:

    A different owner might be able to boost profitability immediately.

  2. Tarah DeSousa:

    Upon learning of these positive tests, the school immediately contacted local public health officials, notified ACT, and we have informed all students and test monitors in attendance that day, as part of ACT's test center social distancing guidelines, students and monitors were asked to complete a series of COVID-19 symptom and travel screening questions, instructed to practice social distancing guidelines while on campus, and it was recommended that masks be worn by all.

  3. Texas US:

    In no way does the Acting Secretary condone this practice, and he has immediately ordered an inquiry into the matter.

  4. James Garrow:

    Trust is the most important thing we have when giving out vaccine, and we couldn't ask Philadelphians to trust an outfit that we no longer trusted, so we immediately ended the relationship.

  5. Carly Fiorina:

    Having met Vladimir Putin, I wouldn't talk to him at all. We've talked way too much to him, what I would do, immediately, is begin rebuilding the Sixth Fleet, I would begin rebuilding the missile defense program in Poland, I would conduct regular, aggressive military exercises in the Baltic states.

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