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Definitions of immediate

  1. Immediateness, immediacy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. of the present time and place; "the immediate revisions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. having no intervening medium; "an immediate influence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "prompt obedience"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect; "the immediate result"; "the immediate cause of the trouble" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Not separated in respect to place by anything intervening; proximate; close; as, immediate contact. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Directly related; next; direct; acting without any agency, object, or time coming between; near at hand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. With nothing in the middle between two objects: not acting by second causes: direct: present: without delay. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Without a medium; direct; without delay. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Without delay; instant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Close. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Acting without anything intervening; direct. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. With nothing intervening, no space, or time, or medium; proximate; instant; direct. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Without delay; without the intervention of time. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for immediate

  1. Then, on that immediate occasion, no further word about it was spoken. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  2. The next question that I remember our discussing was one of very immediate and vital interest to us all. – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
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