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Directly meaning

directly - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; " he answered immediately"; " found an answer straightaway"; " an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; " Come here now!"
  2. 2. In a direct manner; in a straight line or course.
  3. 3. In a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct, means.
  4. 4. Without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms.
  5. 5. Exactly; just.
  6. 6. Straightforwardly; honestly.
  7. 7. Manifestly; openly.
  8. 8. Straightway; next in order; without delay; immediately.
  9. 9. Immediately after; as soon as.
  10. 10. Straightly; immediately.

directly - examples of usage

  1. At length two came directly towards him. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. " Mary," said Ralph, directly Mr. Basnett had shut the door and they were alone together. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " Yes," said Katharine directly, but she did not remember when or where she had seen him. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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