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Prompt meaning

prompt - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. A limit of time given for payment of an account for produce purchased, this limit varying with different goods. See Prompt- note.
  2. 2. To assist or induce the action of; to move to action; to instigate; to incite.
  3. 3. To suggest; to dictate.
  4. 4. To remind, as an actor or an orator, of words or topics forgotten.
  5. 5. Promptness, promptitude.
  6. 6. Ready; quick.
  7. 7. To incite to action; suggest; assist a hesitating speaker.

prompt - examples of usage

  1. Miss Deb's knock now became as well- known to the servant as that of any other member of the family, and, no doubt to her great satisfaction, it usually met with prompt attention. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. To be of any service whatever the treatment must be prompt and begin with the disease. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. This measure was accounted for by the want of correct intelligence of Tarleton's prompt and rapid movements, who was in full pursuit with three hundred cavalry, and each a soldier of infantry behind him. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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