English definition of “immediate”
WITHOUT WAITING › happening or done without waiting or very soon after something else: The government has promised to take immediate action. Her first novel was an immediate success. The drugs will have an immediate effect.
IMPORTANT NOW › important now and needing attention: Our immediate concern is getting food and water to the refugees.
CLOSEST [always before noun] › closest to something or someone: Police cleared people from the immediate area following the bomb warning.
the immediate future › the period of time that is coming next
sb's immediate family › someone's closest relatives, such as their parents, children, husband, or wife