Associations to the word «Presently»


PRESENTLY, adverb. (now British) (rare) Immediately, at once; quickly. [from 14thc.]
PRESENTLY, adverb. Before long; soon. [from 15thc.]
PRESENTLY, adverb. At the present time; now; currently. [from 15thc.]
PRESENTLY, adverb. (obsolete) With actual presence; in actuality. [~1600]

Dictionary definition

PRESENTLY, adverb. In the near future; "the doctor will soon be here"; "the book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently"; "we should have news before long".
PRESENTLY, adverb. At this time or period; now; "he is presently our ambassador to the United Nations"; "currently they live in Connecticut".

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