Prompt Definition

prŏmpt
prompted, promptest, prompting, prompts, prompter
adjective
promptest, prompter
Quick to act or to do what is required; ready, punctual, etc.
Webster's New World
Being on time; punctual.
American Heritage
Done, spoken, etc. at once or without delay.
Webster's New World
Prompt is defined as something that is done on time or right away or someone who does things on time or immediately.
An example of prompt is someone who is told to arrive at 7:00 and who gets there at 7:00.
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verb
prompted, prompting, prompts
To move to act; spur; incite.
A noise prompted the guard to go back and investigate.
American Heritage
To urge into action; provoke.
Webster's New World
To move or inspire by suggestion.
Webster's New World
To assist with a reminder; remind.
American Heritage
To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue.
Webster's New World
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noun
prompts
The time limit specified for the payment of an account.
Webster's New World
An act of prompting; reminder.
Webster's New World
The contract in which the due date is specified.
Webster's New World
A reminder or cue.
Wiktionary
A symbol that appears on a monitor to indicate that the computer is ready to receive input.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Prompt

Noun

Singular:
prompt
Plural:
prompts

Adjective

Base Form:
prompt
Comparative:
prompter
Superlative:
promptest

Origin of Prompt

  • From Middle French prompt, from Latin promptus (“visible, apparent, evident, at hand, prepated, ready, quick, prompt, inclined, disposed"), past participle of promere (“to take or bring out or forth, produce, bring to light"), from pro (“forth, forward") + emere (“to take, acquire, buy").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English ready from Old French from Latin prōmptus from past participle of prōmere to bring forth prō- forth pro–1 emere to take, obtain em- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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