Definition of prompt
What does the word prompt mean?
part of speech: verb transitive
Incite, move, (person &c. to action, to do); supply (actor, reciter, or abs.) with the words that come next, assist (hesitating speaker) with suggestion; inspire, give rise to, (feeling, thought, action); (n.) thing said to help the memory esp. of actor; p.-book, copy of play for prompter\'s use; p.- (prompter\'s) box on stage; p.-side of stage (to actor\'s right; abbr. p.s.).
part of speech: adjective, noun
Ready in action, acting with alacrity, as a p. assistant, made, done, &c., readily or at once, as p. reply, decision, payment, whence or cogn. promptitude, promptness, nn., promptly adv.; for p. cash (on the spot); (Commerc., of goods) for immediate delivery& payment, as p. iron, (n.) time limit for payment of account, stated on p.-note, as what is the p.? [Latin]