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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prompt a. [Compar. Prompter superl. Promptest.]
 1. Ready and quick to act as occasion demands; meeting requirements readily; not slow, dilatory, or hesitating in decision or action; responding on the instant; immediate; as, prompt in obedience or compliance; -- said of persons.
    Very discerning and prompt in giving orders.   --Clarendon.
 Tell him I am prompt
 To lay my crown at's feet.   --Shak.
    And you, perhaps, too prompt in your replies.   --Dryden.
 2. Done or rendered quickly, readily, or immediately; given without delay or hesitation; -- said of conduct; as, prompt assistance.
 When Washington heard the voice of his country in distress,
 his obedience was prompt.   --Ames.
 3. Easy; unobstructed. [Obs.]
    The reception of the light into the body of the building was very prompt.   --Sir H. Wotton.
 Syn: -- Ready; expeditious; quick; agile; alert; brisk; nimble.
 Usage: -- Prompt, Ready, Expeditious. One who is ready is prepared to act at the moment. One who is prompt acts at the moment. One who is expeditious carries through an undertaking with constant promptness.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prompt·er n.
 1. One who, or that which, prompts; one who admonishes or incites to action.
 2. One who reminds another, as an actor or an orator, of the words to be spoken next; specifically, one employed for this purpose in a theater.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: someone who assists a performer by providing the next words
           of a forgotten speech [syn: theater prompter]
      2: a device that displays words for people to read [syn: autocue]