Definitions for prompt

Definitions for (noun) prompt

Main entry: command prompt, prompt

Definition: (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command

Main entry: prompt, prompting

Definition: a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)

Usage: the audience could hear his prompting

Definitions for (verb) prompt

Main entry: inspire, instigate, prompt

Definition: serve as the inciting cause of

Usage: She prompted me to call my relatives

Main entry: cue, remind, prompt

Definition: assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

Main entry: prompt, propel, incite, motivate, move, actuate

Definition: give an incentive for action

Usage: This moved me to sacrifice my career

Definitions for (adj) prompt

Main entry: immediate, quick, prompt, straightaway

Definition: performed with little or no delay

Usage: an immediate reply to my letter; a prompt reply; was quick to respond; a straightaway denial

Main entry: prompt

Definition: according to schedule or without delay; on time

Usage: the train is prompt

Main entry: prompt

Definition: ready and willing or quick to act

Usage: she is always prompt to help her friends;

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