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timely

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adverb time·ly \ˈtīm-lē\

Definition of timely

  1. 1 archaic :  early, soon

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



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of timely

before 12th century


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timely

adjective time·ly

Simple Definition of timely

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of timely

timelier

timeliest

  1. 1 :  coming early or at the right time <a timely decision> <timely payment>

  2. 2 :  appropriate or adapted to the times or the occasion <a timely book>

timeliness

noun

Examples of timely in a sentence

  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 .



13th Century

First Known Use of timely

13th century

Rhymes with timely


TIMELY Defined for Kids

timely

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adjective time·ly \ˈtīm-lē\

Definition of timely for Students

timelier

timeliest

  1. 1 :  coming early or at the right time <a timely payment>

  2. 2 :  especially suitable to the time <a timely book>




Law Dictionary

timely

adjective time·ly \ˈtīm-lē\

Legal Definition of timely

  1. :  falling within a prescribed or reasonable time <timely notice>

timeliness

noun

timely

adverb




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