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