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Definitions of prompt

  1. give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. characterized by speed and efficiency Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "prompt obedience"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. according to schedule or without delay; "they were always on time"; "a prompt reply" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken); "the audience could hear his prompting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. quick in apprehending or reacting; "a prompt (or ready) response"; "a prompt smile" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. To assist or induce the action of; to move to action; to instigate; to incite. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To suggest; to dictate. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To remind, as an actor or an orator, of words or topics forgotten. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Promptly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Promptness, prompter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Prepared: ready: acting with alacrity: cheerful: unhesitating. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. PROMPTNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. 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.
  21. PROMPTER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Promptness, promptitude. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Ready; quick. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To incite to action; suggest; assist a hesitating speaker. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To incite; instigate; help by suggestion; suggest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Acting, or ready to act, at the moment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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'IT[=U]DE, promptness: readiness: willingness: quickness of decision and action.--adv. PROMPT'LY.--ns. PROMPT'NESS; PROMPT'[=U]ARY, a magazine, repository, a handbook; PROMPT'[=U]RE (Shak.), suggestion: instigation. [Fr.,--L. promptus--pr[=o]m[)e]re, to bring forward--pro, forth, em[)e]re, to bring.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. Ready in action, acting with alacrity, as a p. assistant, made, done, &c., readily or at once, as p. reply, decision, payment, whence or cogn. promptitude, promptness, nn., promptly adv.; for p. cash (on the spot); (Commerc., of goods) for immediate delivery& payment, as p. iron, (n.) time limit for payment of account, stated on p.-note, as what is the p.? [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. Incite, move, (person &c. to action, to do); supply (actor, reciter, or abs.) with the words that come next, assist (hesitating speaker) with suggestion; inspire, give rise to, (feeling, thought, action); (n.) thing said to help the memory esp. of actor; p.-book, copy of play for prompter\'s use; p.- (prompter\'s) box on stage; p.-side of stage (to actor\'s right; abbr. p.s.). Concise Oxford Dictionary

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