Meaning of DIRECTLY in English
/ dəˈrektli; NAmE ; dɪ-; daɪ-/ adverb , conjunction
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.
exactly in a particular position :
directly opposite / below / ahead
They remain directly opposed to these new plans.
She left directly after the show.
( old-fashioned , BrE ) soon
SYN shortly :
Tell them I'll be there directly.
( 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. 2005