IMME'DIATE, adjective [Latin in and medius, middle.]
1. Proximate; acting without a medium, or without the intervention of another cause or means; producing its effect by its own direct agency. An immediate cause is that which is exerted directly in producing its effect, in opposition to a mediate cause, or one more remote.
2. Not acting by second causes; as the immediate will of God.
3. Instant; present; without the intervention of time. We must have an immediate supply of bread.
Immediate are my needs--
Death--inflicted--by an immediate stroke.