immediately

adverb
im·​me·​di·​ate·​ly | \ i-ˈmē-dē-ət-lē also -ˈmē-dit- How to pronounce immediately (audio) , British often -ˈmē-jit-\

Definition of immediately

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : without interval of time : straightway I'll make that call immediately
2 : in direct connection or relation : directly the parties immediately involved in the case the house immediately beyond this one

immediately

conjunction

Definition of immediately (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly British

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Examples of immediately in a Sentence

Adverb

the person immediately to my left Dinner was served immediately after the ceremony. The new law will become effective immediately.

Conjunction

Immediately you fill out this form, we can start processing your request. give us a ring immediately you get back
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

When thinking of America's most famous families, two immediately come to mind, albeit for very different reasons. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "John F. Kennedy’s Grandson Reportedly Has a Crush on Kendall Jenner," 11 Apr. 2019 And so, when the possibility of a Kith x Estée Lauder collaboration first came to the fore, Fieg immediately saw it as an opportunity to pay tribute to Lauder's boundary-breaking legacy. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "This New Kith x Estée Lauder Dopp Kit Is Bound to Become a Street Style Statement," 8 Mar. 2019 The tool is the Energy Policy Simulator, which allows anyone to choose a package of energy policies and immediately see the impact on carbon emissions and other pollutants. David Roberts, Vox, "Climate change policy can be overwhelming. Here’s a guide to the policies that work.," 30 Nov. 2018 Hyneman saw immediately how that could be great for fighting fires. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "The Tank That's Tougher Than Wildfire," 13 Nov. 2018 Executives immediately reported the threats to federal authorities. Brian Melley, The Seattle Times, "Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike," 25 Mar. 2019 The original 17-minute webcast was viewed fewer than 200 times and wasn’t immediately reported, Facebook says. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Internet and Evil," 20 Mar. 2019 The trailer was covered by BuzzFeed and went viral almost immediately, with Morgan's initial tweet racking up more than 600 comments of near-universal praise and excitement. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "A “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” Fan Made an Intense Movie Trailer Version of the Sitcom," 14 Mar. 2019 Obviously, the theories started swirling almost immediately. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "6 Signs That Taylor Swift is Coming Out with a New Album," 26 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of immediately

Adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Conjunction

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of immediately was in the 15th century

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immediately

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of immediately

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: with no person or thing in between
: without any delay

immediately

conjunction

English Language Learners Definition of immediately (Entry 2 of 2)

British, formal : immediately after : as soon as

immediately

adverb
im·​me·​di·​ate·​ly | \ i-ˈmē-dē-ət-lē How to pronounce immediately (audio) \

Kids Definition of immediately

1 : with nothing between Their house is immediately behind mine.
2 : right away Come here immediately!

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