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Meaning of PROMPT

Pronunciation:  prâmpt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
  2. [n]  a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken); "the audience could hear his prompting"
  3. [adj]  characterized by speed and efficiency
  4. [adj]  performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "prompt obedience"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
  5. [adj]  according to schedule or without delay; "they were always on time"; "a prompt reply"
  6. [adj]  quick in apprehending or reacting; "a prompt (or ready) response"; "a prompt smile"
  7. [v]  serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"
  8. [v]  assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
  9. [v]  give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
 

PROMPT is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: actuate, command prompt, cue, efficient, expeditious, fast, immediate, incite, inspire, instigate, motivate, move, on time, prompting, propel, punctual, quick, ready, remind, straightaway, timesaving
 
 See Also: cause, cause, cue, do, electronic communication, get, have, induce, inform, make, make, stimulate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Prompt\, n. (Com.)
    A limit of time given for payment of an account for produce
    purchased, this limit varying with different goods. See
    {Prompt-note}.
    
          To cover any probable difference of price which might
          arise before the expiration of the prompt, which for
          this article [tea] is three months.      --J. S. Mill.
    
    
  2. \Prompt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prompted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Prompting}.]
    1. To assist or induce the action of; to move to action; to
       instigate; to incite.
    
             God first . . . prompted on the infirmities of the
             infant world by temporal prosperity.  --Jer. Taylor.
    
    2. To suggest; to dictate.
    
             And whispering angles prompt her golden dreams.
                                                   --Pope.
    
    3. To remind, as an actor or an orator, of words or topics
       forgotten.
    
    
 

 

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