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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun prompt:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective prompt:

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Definition of the noun prompt

What does prompt mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: prompts

  1. a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    • example: the audience could hear his prompting
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of prompt: prompting
    • more generic word: cue = an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
  2. (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command

Alternative definition of the noun prompt

noun

  1. Something that indicates when or where a response is appropriate.
  2. [context: writing] A suggestion for inspiration given to an author.

Definition of the adjective prompt

What does prompt mean as an attribute of a noun?

Prompt is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: prompter | promptest

  1. according to schedule or without delay; on time
  2. ready and willing or quick to act
    • example: she is always prompt to help her friends
    • similar: ready
  3. performed with little or no delay

Alternative definition of the adjective prompt

adjective

  1. [archaic] Ready, willing (to act).
  2. Quick, acting without delay.
  3. On time, punctual.

Definition of the verb prompt

What does prompt mean as a doing word?

Prompt is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: prompted | prompting | prompts

  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
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of prompt: cue / remind
    • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

Alternative definition of the verb prompt

verb

  1. To lead someone toward what they should say or do.
  2. [theater, and, television] - to show or tell an actor/person the words they should be saying, or actions they should be doing.

Business

Prompt is a record label.

Music

"Prompt" is a musical album of Flembaz.

Miscellanea

The prompt in a theatre is traditionally the person who prompts or cues actors when they forget their lines or neglect to move on the stage to where they are supposed to be situated.

Phrases with Prompt

Phrases starting with the word Prompt:

  1. prompt box
  2. prompt copy

Phrases ending with the word Prompt:

  1. to prompt
  2. command prompt

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Prompt

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Google previewA Concise Dictionary of Middle English from A.D. 1150 to 1580 (1888)

by Anthony Lawson Mayhew, Walter William Skeat

button, clasp, Prompt Cf. Tache. Takken, v. to fasten, to sew together, Prompt. Cf. Tachen. Takning, si. signification, Sa ; see Toknynge. Tal, adj. seemly , Prompt. Talde, pt. s. of Teilen. Tale, si. account, reckoning, tale, narrative, talk, ...

Google previewMicrosoft Windows Vista Visual Encyclopedia (2008)

by Kate Shoup, Kate J. Chase

COMMAND PROMPT E COMPUTER FQLDER Like previous versions of Windows, Windows Vista...

The Command Prompt is a separate window that opens on the desktop; in it, you can issue commands through your keyboard. When you use ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

by Various

Prompt, promt, adj. prepared: ready and willing: acting with alacrity: cheerful: unhesitating: (obs.) inclined, disposed.—v.t. to incite: to move to action: to assist a speaker whenat a lossfor words: tosuggest to themind. —n. a limit of timegiven ...

Google previewA dictionary of the english language... (1766)

to which is prefixed, a Grammar of the English Language by Samuel Johnson

Súckîîng, PROMPT, a. [prompt, French.] ...

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Usage statistics about prompt

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun prompt:

promptingprompt

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective prompt:

promptquick

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb prompt:

cueinciteinstigatepropelmotivateinspirepromptremindmove

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Quotes about Prompt

Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity. (Chilo)
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Scrabble value of P3R1O1M3P3T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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