- [[t]daɪre̱ktli, dɪr-[/t]]
1) ADV: ADV prep/adv If something is directly above, below, or in front of something, it is in exactly that position.
The second rainbow will be bigger than the first, and directly above it...
There, directly below me, was a guy holding the ball...
The naked bulb was directly over his head...
They are sleeping in the carpenter's shop directly above.Syn:exactly, right2) 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...
Directly after lunch we were packed and ready to go...
Directly following this treatment, he had a hollow, empty feeling in his stomach.Syn:3) ADV: ADV after v If something happens directly, it happens without any delay. [BRIT, OLD-FASHIONED]
He will be there directly.4) → See also direct
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Directly — Di*rect ly, adv. 1. In a direct manner; in a straight line or course. To run directly on. Shak. [1913 Webster] Indirectly and directly too Thou hast contrived against the very life Of the defendant. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. In a straightforward… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
directly — [adv1] the shortest route as a crow flies*, beeline*, dead, direct, due, exactly, plump, precisely, right, slam bang*, slap, smack, smack dab*, straight, straightly, undeviatingly, unswervingly, without deviation; concepts 581,778 Ant. indirectly … New thesaurus
directly — [də rekt′lē; ] also [ dīrekt′lē] adv. 1. in a direct way or line; straight 2. with nothing or no one between [directly responsible] 3. exactly; completely [directly opposite] 4. a) instantly; right away … English World dictionary
directly — index instantly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
directly — 1510s, in a straight line, from DIRECT (Cf. direct) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Figurative use is slightly earlier (c.1500). Meaning at once, immediately in time (c.1600) is from earlier sense of without intermediate steps (1520s) … Etymology dictionary
directly — *presently, shortly, soon … New Dictionary of Synonyms
directly — ► ADVERB 1) in a direct manner. 2) exactly in a specified position. 3) immediately. ► CONJUNCTION Brit. ▪ as soon as … English terms dictionary
directly — di|rect|ly1 W2S2 [dıˈrektli, daı ] adv 1.) with no other person, action, process etc between ≠ ↑indirectly ▪ The new property tax law won t directly affect us. ▪ We hope to bring together the countries directly involved in the conflict. directly… … Dictionary of contemporary English
directly — di|rect|ly1 [ dı rektli, daı rektli ] adverb *** ▸ 1 involving no one else ▸ 2 in a direct line ▸ 3 exactly ▸ 4 clearly and honestly ▸ 5 immediately ▸ 6 soon 1. ) in a way that involves only the two people or things mentioned, with no one or… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
directly — I UK [dɪˈrek(t)lɪ] / US / UK [daɪˈrek(t)lɪ] / US adverb *** 1) in a way that involves only the two people or things mentioned, with no one or nothing else coming in between I prefer to deal directly with the manager. I am holding you directly… … English dictionary