immediately


adverb

  1. without lapse of time; without delay; instantly; at once: Please telephone him immediately.
  2. with no object or space intervening.
  3. closely: immediately in the vicinity.
  4. without intervening medium or agent; concerning or affecting directly.

conjunction

  1. Chiefly British. the moment that; as soon as.

adverb

  1. without delay or intervention; at once; instantlyit happened immediately
  2. very closely or directlythis immediately concerns you
  3. near or close byhe’s somewhere immediately in this area

conjunction

  1. (subordinating) mainly British at the same time as; as soon asimmediately he opened the door, there was a gust of wind
adv.

“without intervening time or space,” early 15c., from immediate + -ly (2).

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