(adverb, conjunction)


1. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening

- he answered immediately

Similar word(s): directly, forthwith, instantly, now, straightaway

2. near or close by

- he passed immediately behind her

3. bearing an immediate relation

- this immediately concerns your future

Sentences with immediately as an adverb:

- I hope we can begin immediately.


1. Indicates that the dependent clause describes something that occurs immediately after the independent clause's referent does.