Meaning of DIRECTLY in English

DIRECTLY

1.

If something is ~ above, below, or in front of something, it is in exactly that position.

The naked bulb was ~ over his head...

= right

ADV: ADV prep/adv

2.

If you do one action ~ after another, you do the second action as soon as the first one is finished.

Directly after the meeting, a senior cabinet minister spoke to the BBC...

= immediately

ADV: ADV prep/adv

3.

If something happens ~, it happens without any delay. (BRIT OLD-FASHIONED)

He will be there ~.

ADV: ADV after v

4.

see also direct

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