prompt - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “prompt”

See all translations

prompt

adjective [-er/-est only]  us   /prɑmpt/

prompt adjective [-er/-est only] (QUICK)

(of an action) done quickly and without delay, or (of a person) acting quickly or arriving at an arranged time: The agency sent back a prompt reply to my inquiries.
promptly
adverb  us   /ˈprɑmpt·li/
She arrived promptly at 9 o’clock.

prompt

verb [T]  us   /prɑmpt/

prompt verb [T] (CAUSE)

to cause someone to say or do something: [+ to infinitive] What prompted you to say that? If you prompt an actor or speaker, you help by quietly saying the next word or phrase if it has been forgotten.

prompt

noun [C]  us   /prɑmpt/

prompt noun [C] (CAUSE)

a sign from the computer that shows it is ready to receive your instructions writing A prompt is also a set of directions or a passage from a book, poem, or play to give you ideas for writing something
(Definition of prompt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of prompt?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “prompt” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

prime time

in television and radio broadcasting, the time when the largest number of people are watching or listening

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Contestants…suck on a modified vaper until they’ve filled their chest cavity with enough vaporised nicotine “e-juice” to shoot out a belch of white smoke upwards of 4ft long.

Read More