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 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. immediately(adverb)

    near or close by

    "he passed immediately behind her"

  3. immediately(adverb)

    bearing an immediate relation

    "this immediately concerns your future"

Wiktionary

  1. immediately(Adverb)

    In an immediate manner; instantly or without delay.

    I hope we can begin immediately.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immediately(adverb)

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

  2. Immediately(adverb)

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

  3. Immediately(adverb)

    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

How to pronounce immediately?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Brother Colm O'Connell:

    If Kenya wants to really move into the Olympics with a clear conscience and with global credibility, then ... better testing and monitoring of our athletes has to be put in place immediately, if this scenario is going to drag on until Rio, then of course (a cloud) is going to hang over Rio as well.

  2. Jeff Weakley:

    I pulled on it and it came out, and immediately I knew what it was.

  3. Superintendent John Reinhart:

    Once the police notified us of the circumstances, we immediately called Source4Teachers and told them they needed to make sure she’s off their list until they investigate the matter through the Easton Police Department, needless to say, she’s banned from substitute teaching in our schools.

  4. Michel Frost:

    Gustavo should immediately be provided with effective protection and permitted to return to his country, it is high time that the Government of Honduras addressed the flagrant impunity of the increased number of executions of human rights defenders in the country, especially targeting those who defend environmental and land rights.

  5. State John Kerry:

    I raised it immediately with the Iranians. It was not put out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the government directly, it was put out, I think, by the military over there, the (Revolutionary Guard), who is opposed to what we are doing.

Images & Illustrations of immediately

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