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Definitions of prompt

  1. To rouse to action; to suggest; remind (a speaker) when at a loss for words. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To incite: to move to action: to assist a speaker when at a loss for words: to suggest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To incite; instigate; help by suggestion; suggest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To incite; to move to action; to assist a speaker when at a loss for the next word; to dictate; to suggest to the mind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. To incite to action or exertion; to assist a speaker when forgetful or at a loss for words; to help at a loss; to suggest to the mind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Promptness, prompter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. PROMPTNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. PROMPTER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Promptness, promptitude. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Promptly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. characterized by speed and efficiency Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "prompt obedience"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. according to schedule or without delay; "they were always on time"; "a prompt reply" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. quick in apprehending or reacting; "a prompt (or ready) response"; "a prompt smile" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. A limit of time given for payment of an account for produce purchased, this limit varying with different goods. See Prompt-note. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To assist or induce the action of; to move to action; to instigate; to incite. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To suggest; to dictate. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To remind, as an actor or an orator, of words or topics forgotten. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. Ready and quick to act as occasion demands; immediate; done without delay. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Prepared: ready: acting with alacrity: cheerful: unhesitating. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Acting, or ready to act, at the moment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Ready and quick to act as occasion demands; acting with alacrity; quick; ready; without delay. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Ready and quick to act as occasion demands; quick without hesitation; done without delay; not dilatory; ready; told down, as prompt payment; unobstructed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for prompt

  1. Major Quirey was a valuable officer and a prompt and efficient soldier. – The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852 by Ben Casseday
  2. " I can't say as to that," was the prompt reply. – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
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