1. of the present time and place

- the immediate revisions

Similar word(s): present

2. very close or connected in space or time

- immediate contact

- the immediate vicinity

- the immediate past

Similar word(s): close, contiguous

3. having no intervening medium

- an immediate influence

Similar word(s): direct, unmediated

4. immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect

- the immediate result

- the immediate cause of the trouble

Similar word(s): proximate

5. performed with little or no delay

- an immediate reply to my letter

Similar word(s): fast, prompt, quick, straightaway

Sentences with immediate as an adjective:

- Computer users these days expect immediate results when they click on a link.

- immediate family;