Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Without delay; instant.

Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: adjective

Acting without anything intervening; direct.

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Usage examples "immediate":

  1. Say it is on business of immediate importance. - "The Fighting Chance", Robert W. Chambers.
  2. She left us hurriedly this morning, without any leave- taking, except a word to one of the maids, that your condition required her immediate presence." - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. One of them- which I cannot tell- struck the same foot and broke the bridge, as I knew from the immediate loss of strength in that member. - "Bamboo Tales", Ira L. Reeves.