1. Ready and quick to act as occasion demands; meeting requirements readily; not slow, dilatory, or hesitating in decision or action; responding on the instant; immediate; as, prompt in obedience or compliance; -- said of persons.
"Very discerning and prompt in giving orders." -- Clarendon.
"Tell him I am prompt To lay my crown at's feet." -- Shak.
"And you, perhaps, too prompt in your replies." -- Dryden.
2. Done or rendered quickly, readily, or immediately; given without delay or hesitation; -- said of conduct; as, prompt assistance.
"When Washington heard the voice of his country in distress, his obedience was prompt." -- Ames.
3. Easy; unobstructed. [Obs.]
"The reception of the light into the body of the building was very prompt." -- Sir H. Wotton.
Syn. -- Ready; expeditious; quick; agile; alert; brisk; nimble. -- Prompt, Ready, Expeditious. One who is ready is prepared to act at the moment. One who is prompt acts at the moment. One who is expeditious carries through an undertaking with constant promptness.