Meaning of DIRECTLY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ daɪrektli, dɪr- ]


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

The naked bulb was directly over his head...

= right

ADV : ADV prep / adv


If you do one action directly 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


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

He will be there directly.

ADV : ADV after v


see also direct

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