im·me·di·ate·ly /ɪˈmidiətli ||ˈmidɪt, ||ˈmiʤət-/
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. --South.
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. --Matt. viii. 3.
3. As soon as. Cf. Directly, 8, Note.
Syn: -- Directly; instantly; quickly; forthwith; straightway; presently. See Directly.
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: instantly, straightaway,
straight off, directly, now, right away, at
once, forthwith, in real time, like a shot]
2: near or close by; "he passed immediately behind her"
3: bearing an immediate relation; "this immediately concerns