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PROMPT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prompt mean? 

PROMPT (noun)
  The noun PROMPT has 2 senses:

1. a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
2. (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command

  Familiarity information: PROMPT used as a noun is rare.


PROMPT (adjective)
  The adjective PROMPT has 4 senses:

1. according to schedule or without delay
2. characterized by speed and efficiency
3. quick in apprehending or reacting
4. performed with little or no delay

  Familiarity information: PROMPT used as an adjective is uncommon.


PROMPT (verb)
  The verb PROMPT has 3 senses:

1. give an incentive for action
2. serve as the inciting cause of
3. assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

  Familiarity information: PROMPT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROMPT (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

prompt; prompting

Context example:

the audience could hear his prompting

Hypernyms ("prompt" is a kind of...):

cue (an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech)


Sense 2prompt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

command prompt; prompt

Hypernyms ("prompt" is a kind of...):

electronic communication (communication by computer)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)


PROMPT (adjective)


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Meaning:

According to schedule or without delay

Synonyms:

on time; prompt

Context examples:

they were always on time / a prompt reply

Similar:

punctual (acting or arriving or performed exactly at the time appointed)


Sense 2prompt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by speed and efficiency

Synonyms:

expeditious; timesaving; prompt

Similar:

efficient (being effective without wasting time or effort or expense)


Sense 3prompt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Quick in apprehending or reacting

Context examples:

a prompt (or ready) response / a prompt smile

Similar:

ready (completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress)


Sense 4prompt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Performed with little or no delay

Synonyms:

straightaway; prompt; quick; immediate

Context examples:

an immediate reply to my letter / prompt obedience / was quick to respond / a straightaway denial

Similar:

fast (acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly)


PROMPT (verb)


Sense 1prompt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give an incentive for action

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

incite; motivate; prompt; actuate; propel; move

Context example:

This moved me to sacrifice my career

Hypernyms (to "prompt" is one way to...):

cause; do; make (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

They prompt him to write the letter


Sense 2prompt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Serve as the inciting cause of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

instigate; prompt; inspire

Context example:

She prompted me to call my relatives

Hypernyms (to "prompt" is one way to...):

cause; get; have; induce; make; stimulate (cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

They prompt him to write the letter


Sense 3prompt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

cue; remind; prompt

Hypernyms (to "prompt" is one way to...):

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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