1. [syn: immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shot]
2. near or close by;
- Example: "he passed immediately behind her"
3. bearing an immediate relation;
- Example: "this immediately concerns your future"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Immediately \Im*me"di*ate*ly\, adv.
1. In an immediate manner; without intervention of any other
person or thing; proximately; directly; -- opposed to
mediately; as, immediately contiguous.
God's acceptance of it either immediately by
himself, or mediately by the hands of the bishop.
2. Without interval of time; without delay; promptly;
instantly; at once.
And Jesus . . . touched him, saying, I will; be thou
clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
3. As soon as. Cf. Directly, 8, Note.
Syn: Directly; instantly; quickly; forthwith; straightway;
presently. See Directly.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: 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!" [syn:
immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight
off, directly, now, right away, at once,
forthwith, like a shot]
2: near or close by; "he passed immediately behind her"
3: bearing an immediate relation; "this immediately concerns
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
72 Moby Thesaurus words for "immediately":
PDQ, amain, anon, apace, at once, away, by forced marches, closely,
contiguously, cursorily, decisively, directly, expeditiously,
feverishly, forthwith, furiously, hand over fist, hastily,
helter-skelter, hotfoot, hurriedly, hurry-scurry, in a jiffy,
in a second, in a wink, in no time, in passing, instantaneously,
instanter, instantly, intimately, just now, just then,
momentaneously, momentarily, momently, now, on the dot,
on the instant, on the nail, on the run, on the spot, pell-mell,
pretty damned quick, promptly, pronto, quickly, right away,
right now, right off, shortly, slapdash, smartly, soon, speedily,
straightaway, straightway, subito, summarily, superficially,
swiftly, this instant, tout de suite, when, with a rush,
with all haste, with all speed, with dispatch, with haste,
without delay, without further delay, without hesitation