immediate

  • 1 immediate — I (at once) adjective flash, instant, instantaneous, praesens, prompt, quick, speedy, sudden, unhesitating, with reasonable dispatch, without delay II (imminent) adjective about to happen, anticipated, approaching, at hand, close, close a …

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  • 2 Immediate — Im*me di*ate, a. [F. imm[ e]diat. See {In } not, and {Mediate}.] 1. Not separated in respect to place by anything intervening; proximate; close; as, immediate contact. [1913 Webster] You are the most immediate to our throne. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 immediate — [i mē′dē it] adj. [LL immediatus: see IN 2 & MEDIATE] 1. having nothing coming between; with no intermediary; specif., a) not separated in space; in direct contact; closest; nearest b) close by; near [immediate neighbors] c …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 immediate — [adj1] instantaneous; without delay actual, at once, at present time, at this moment, critical, current, existing, extant, first, hairtrigger*, instant, live, next, now, on hand*, paramount, present, pressing, prompt, up todate*, urgent; concepts …

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  • 5 immediate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) occurring or done at once. 2) nearest in time, space, or relationship. 3) most urgent; current. 4) without an intervening medium or agency; direct: a coronary was the immediate cause of death. DERIVATIVES immediacy noun. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 immediate — (adj.) late 14c., intervening, interposed; early 15c., with nothing interposed; direct, also with reference to time, from O.Fr. immediat, from L.L. immediatus without anything between, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 immediate — *direct Analogous words: *nearest, next: intuitive, instinctive Antonyms: mediate (knowledge, relation, operation): distant (relatives) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 immediate — im|me|di|ate [ ı midiət ] adjective *** 1. ) happening or done now, without any delay: Our government must take immediate action. Restrictions on advertising had an immediate impact on rates of teenage smoking. The rebels demanded the immediate… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 immediate */*/*/ — UK [ɪˈmiːdɪət] / US [ɪˈmɪdɪət] adjective 1) happening or done now, without any delay Our government must take immediate action. The rebels demanded the immediate release of the prisoners. Restrictions on advertising had an immediate impact on… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 immediate — [[t]ɪmi͟ːdiət[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n An immediate result, action, or reaction happens or is done without any delay. These tragic incidents have had an immediate effect... My immediate reaction was just disgust. Syn: instant 2) ADJ GRADED: usu …

    English dictionary

  • 11 immediate — adjective Etymology: Middle English immediat, from Anglo French, from Late Latin immediatus, from Latin in + Late Latin mediatus intermediate more at mediate Date: 15th century 1. a. acting or being without the intervention of another object,… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 immédiate — ● immédiat, immédiate adjectif (latin médiéval immediatus) Qui est en rapport direct dans une relation spatiale ou temporelle, qui ne comporte pas d intermédiaire, ou d intervalle dans l espace ou dans le temps : Voisinage immédiat. Succession… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 13 immediate — 01. George s new restaurant has been an [immediate] success, with almost a full house every night since it opened. 02. Phone us [immediately] if you have any problems. 03. The medicine had an [immediate] and positive effect. 04. A car bomb threat …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 immediate — im|me|di|ate W2S2 [ıˈmi:diət] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: immediatus, from mediatus in between, separated ] 1.) happening or done at once and without delay ▪ Our immediate response to the attack was sheer horror. ▪ They promise… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 immediate — adjective 1 NO DELAY happening or done at once and without delay: The police response to the situation was forceful and immediate. | seek immediate medical attention 2 NOW (only before noun) existing now, and needing to be dealt with quickly: Our …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 immediate*/*/*/ — [ɪˈmiːdiət] adj 1) happening or done now, without delay Our government must take immediate action.[/ex] The rebels demanded the immediate release of the prisoners.[/ex] My immediate response was to say yes.[/ex] 2) existing now and needing urgent …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 immediate — immediateness, n. /i mee dee it/, adj. 1. occurring or accomplished without delay; instant: an immediate reply. 2. following or preceding without a lapse of time: the immediate future. 3. having no object or space intervening; nearest or next: in …

    Universalium

  • 18 immediate — im•me•di•ate [[t]ɪˈmi di ɪt[/t]] adj. 1) occurring or accomplished without delay; instant: an immediate reply[/ex] 2) following or preceding without a lapse of time 3) having no object or space intervening: in the immediate vicinity[/ex] 4) of or …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 immediate — /ɪˈmidiət / (say i meedeeuht) adjective 1. occurring or accomplished without delay; instant: an immediate reply. 2. relating to the present time or moment: our immediate plans. 3. having no time intervening; present or next adjacent: the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 immediate — adj. 1 occurring or done at once or without delay (an immediate reply). 2 nearest, next; not separated by others (the immediate vicinity; the immediate future; my immediate neighbour). 3 most pressing or urgent (our immediate concern was to get… …

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