HyperDic: immediate

English > 5 senses of the word immediate:
ADJECTIVEallimmediateof the present time and place
allimmediate, contiguousvery close or connected in space or time
allimmediatehaving no intervening medium
allimmediateimmediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect
allimmediate, prompt, quick, straightawayperformed with little or no delay
immediate > pronunciation
Soundsihmiy'diyaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > immediate: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf the present time and place.
Example"the immediate revisions"
Broaderpresenttemporal sense
Nounsimmediatenessthe quickness of action or occurrence
English > immediate: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningVery close or connected in space or time.
Examples
  • "immediate contact"
  • "the immediate vicinity"
  • "the immediate past"
Synonymcontiguous
BroadercloseAt or within a short / short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
Spanishcontigua, contiguo, inmediato
Catalancontigu, immediat
Nounsimmediatenesslack of an intervening or mediating agency
Adverbsimmediatelynear or close by
English > immediate: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving no intervening medium.
Example"an immediate influence"
Attribute ofimmediacy, immediatenesslack of an intervening or mediating agency
Narrowerdirect, unmediatedHaving no intervening persons, agents, conditions
OppositemediateActing through or dependent on an intervening agency
Spanishinmediato
Catalanimmediat
Nounsimmediatenesslack of an intervening or mediating agency
Adverbsimmediatelywithout delay or hesitation / hesitation
immediatelybearing an immediate relation
English > immediate: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaningimmediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect.
Examples
  • "the immediate result"
  • "the immediate cause of the trouble"
BroaderproximateClosest in degree or order (space or time) especially in a chain of causes and effects
Spanishinmediato
Catalanimmediat
Nounsimmediatenessthe quickness of action or occurrence
English > immediate: 5 senses > adjective 5
MeaningPerformed with little or no delay.
Example"an immediate reply to my letter"
Synonymsprompt, quick, straightaway
BroaderfastActing or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
Spanishinmediato, presto, pronto
Nounsimmediatenessthe quickness of action or occurrence

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