What does prompt mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prompt, promptingnoun

    a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)

    "the audience could hear his prompting"

  2. prompt, command promptadjective

    (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command

  3. promptadjective

    according to schedule or without delay; on time

    "the train is prompt"

  4. promptadjective

    ready and willing or quick to act

    "she is always prompt to help her friends";

  5. immediate, prompt, quick, straightawayverb

    performed with little or no delay

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

  6. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, inciteverb

    give an incentive for action

    "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

  7. prompt, inspire, instigateverb

    serve as the inciting cause of

    "She prompted me to call my relatives"

  8. prompt, remind, cueverb

    assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

Wiktionary

  1. promptnoun

    Something that indicates when or where a response is appropriate.

    I filled in my name where the prompt appeared on the computer screen but my account wasn't recognized.

    Etymology: From prompt, from promptus, past participle of , from + .

  2. promptnoun

    A suggestion for inspiration given to an author.

    Etymology: From prompt, from promptus, past participle of , from + .

  3. promptverb

    To lead someone toward what they should say or do.

    I prompted him to get a new job.

    Etymology: From prompt, from promptus, past participle of , from + .

  4. promptverb

    - to show or tell an actor/person the words they should be saying, or actions they should be doing.

    If he forgets his words I will prompt him.

    Etymology: From prompt, from promptus, past participle of , from + .

  5. promptadjective

    Ready, willing (to act).

    Etymology: From prompt, from promptus, past participle of , from + .

  6. promptadjective

    Quick, acting without delay.

    He was very prompt at getting a new job.

    Etymology: From prompt, from promptus, past participle of , from + .

  7. promptadjective

    On time, punctual.

    Be prompt for your appointment.

    Etymology: From prompt, from promptus, past participle of , from + .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Promptnoun

    a limit of time given for payment of an account for produce purchased, this limit varying with different goods. See Prompt-note

  2. Promptverb

    to assist or induce the action of; to move to action; to instigate; to incite

  3. Promptverb

    to suggest; to dictate

  4. Promptverb

    to remind, as an actor or an orator, of words or topics forgotten

Freebase

  1. Prompt

    The prompt in a theatre is traditionally the person who prompts or cues actors when they forget their lines or neglect to move on the stage to where they are supposed to be situated. Nowadays, many of the earlier duties of the prompter are undertaken by the stage manager, who will have a copy of the script called the prompt book. This is the most definitive version of the script for any one performance, and will contain details of all cues, with their precise timings with respect to the action on stage. This allows the prompt to direct lighting, sound, flying effects and scene changes during a show. The prompt book also often contains blocking notes, so that the prompt is always aware of the intended positions and movements of all the actors on stage at any given time. In professional and most high-quality community theatre productions, the prompt is never used during a performance to instruct actors if they forget a line or movement, only during a rehearsal. If prompting is absolutely necessary, it can be done very quietly by another actor on-stage. The prompt is located on the stage, in the prompt corner or "prompt side." In Elizabethan theatre the function of prompting was filled by the Book-Holder, who was also in charge of props and calls.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prompt

    promt, adj. prepared: ready and willing: acting with alacrity: cheerful: unhesitating: (obs.) inclined, disposed.—v.t. to incite: to move to action: to assist a speaker when at a loss for words: to suggest to the mind.—n. a limit of time given for payment for merchandise purchased, the limit being stated on the prompt-note, the note of reminder.—ns. Prompt′-book, a copy of a play arranged for the prompter's use; Prompt′er; Prompt′ing, the act of prompting or suggesting: that which is prompted or suggested; Prompt′itūde, promptness: readiness: willingness: quickness of decision and action.—adv. Prompt′ly.—ns. Prompt′ness; Prompt′ūary, a magazine, repository, a handbook; Prompt′ūre (Shak.), suggestion: instigation. [Fr.,—L. promptusprōmĕre, to bring forward—pro, forth, emĕre, to bring.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'prompt' in Verbs Frequency: #671

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prompt in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prompt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of prompt in a Sentence

  1. Olav Njoelstad:

    There are of course a number of very serious conflicts and troublespots and problems like the refugee crisis which, it's easy to imagine, will prompt more nominations.

  2. South Korean President Moon Jae-in:

    South Korea, China, Japan, the three countries, agreed to continue close communication and cooperation toward denuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, we shared a view that peace on the Korean Peninsula is in the common interest of the three countries, and decided to work together to ensure that denuclearization and peace continue through prompt North Korea-U.S. dialogue.

  3. Stephen Massocca:

    It wasn't going to take much to prompt the decline, it's probably more resting than anything else. We've had a pretty significant move higher, we've marched straight up from 1,970 or so to about 2,100 so it's only natural that we are going to get a little bit of a pullback here.

  4. Stephen Massocca:

    It wasn’t going to take much to prompt the decline, it’s probably more resting than anything else. We’ve had a pretty significant move higher, we’ve marched straight up from 1,970 or so to about 2,100 so it’s only natural that we are going to get a little bit of a pullback here.

  5. Peter Keavey:

    All commodities are subject to storage costs, and much of that is dependent on the forward curve. We're hoping this contract will help price transparency of prompt storage, we think it will be a logistical storage solution.

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