timely


1time·ly

adverb \ˈtīm-lē\

Definition of TIMELY

1
archaic :  early, soon
2
:  in time :  opportunely <the question was not…timely raised in the state court — W. O. Douglas>

First Known Use of TIMELY

before 12th century

Rhymes with TIMELY

2timely

adjective

: happening at the correct or most useful time : not happening too late

time·li·ertime·li·est

Full Definition of TIMELY

1
:  coming early or at the right time <a timely decision> <timely payment>
2
:  appropriate or adapted to the times or the occasion <a timely book>
time·li·ness noun

Examples of TIMELY

  1. Her very timely book examines the effects of global warming on the world's climates.
  2. She always responds to my requests in a timely fashion .

First Known Use of TIMELY

13th century

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