1. [Noun]: a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken); "the audience could hear his prompting"

2. [Noun]: (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command

3. characterized by speed and efficiency

4. according to schedule or without delay; "they were always on time"; "a prompt reply"

5. performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "prompt obedience"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"

6. quick in apprehending or reacting; "a prompt (or ready) response"; "a prompt smile"

7. [Verb]: assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

8. [Verb]: serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"

9. [Verb]: give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

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