Meaning of DIRECTLY in English


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

■ adverb


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


exactly in a particular position :

directly opposite / below / ahead

They remain directly opposed to these new plans.


immediately :

She left directly after the show.


( 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.