1 [more directly; most directly] : in a direct way
He refused to answer the question directly.
She said that she wanted to speak to you directly.
The package will be sent directly to your home.
2 : in a straight or direct line from a particular position
We parked directly behind the store.
He sat directly across from me at the dinner table.
Their house is directly ahead. = It's directly in front of us.
3 : without delay
The second game followed directly [=immediately] after the first.
4 somewhat old-fashioned : in a little while
We'll be leaving directly. [=soon, shortly]