Meaning of DIRECTLY in English

DIRECTLY

/ dəˈrektli; NAmE ; dɪ-; daɪ-/ adverb , conjunction

■ adverb

1.

in a direct line or manner :

He drove her directly to her hotel.

She looked directly at us.

He's directly responsible to the boss.

We have not been directly affected by the cuts.

OPP indirectly

2.

exactly in a particular position :

directly opposite / below / ahead

They remain directly opposed to these new plans.

3.

immediately :

She left directly after the show.

4.

( old-fashioned , BrE ) soon

SYN shortly :

Tell them I'll be there directly.

■ conjunction

( BrE ) as soon as :

I went home directly I had finished work.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.