hourly

adverb
hour·ly | \ ˈau̇(-ə)r-lē \

Definition of hourly 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: at or during every hour also : frequently, continually

hourly

adjective

Definition of hourly (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : occurring hour by hour hourly bus service

b : frequent, continual in hourly expectation of the rain's stopping

2 : computed in terms of an hour an hourly wage

3 : paid by the hour hourly workers

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Examples of hourly in a Sentence

Adverb

that couple argues hourly, about everything

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Vietnam veteran Bill Nutter died in 2016 while an aide who was supposed to check on him hourly allegedly played video games on her computer and didn’t check on him at all. BostonGlobe.com, "Secret VA nursing-home ratings hid poor quality care from public," 18 June 2018 Being eliminated as the factory shuts down are 205 hourly and 31 salaried positions. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "GE to close Waukesha engine plant, cutting 236 jobs over 8 months," 29 June 2018 Vietnam veteran Bill Nutter died in 2016 while an aide who was supposed to check on him hourly allegedly played video games on her computer and didn’t check on him at all. BostonGlobe.com, "Secret VA nursing-home ratings hid poor quality care from public," 18 June 2018 Vietnam veteran Bill Nutter died in 2016 while an aide who was supposed to check on him hourly allegedly played video games on her computer and didn’t check on him at all. USA TODAY, "Secret VA nursing home ratings hide poor quality care from the public," 17 June 2018 Janitors in downtown Detroit buildings are paid hourly wages ranging between $9.25 and $12.45, which leaves some workers depending on public assistance to meet financial needs, according to the release. Detroit Free Press, "Janitors to rally for higher wages today in downtown Detroit," 14 June 2018 The northbound trains leave Fort Lauderdale hourly between 6:55 a.m. and 7:55 p.m. during the week. Wayne K. Roustan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Brightline tweaks train schedule for Miami addition," 26 Apr. 2018 Income will vary on the type of position and number of hours worked, but freelancers can often rack up hourly rates that go as high as $200 per hour, according to Upwork representatives. Talia Avakian, Time, "Here's Everything You Need to Travel the World," 2 Apr. 2018 It is frequently argued that a system based on wind and solar will need an enormous amount of storage — not just hourly, but daily or even seasonal storage — and that batteries aren’t up to the task. David Roberts, Vox, "Solar power’s greatest challenge was discovered 10 years ago. It looks like a duck.," 31 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Fast forward to Dec 2014, and average hourly earnings rose just 1.7 percent from the previous year. star-telegram, "Paychecks in purgatory," 6 May 2018 Those included companywide antibias training, a commitment to diversity in the corporate office, a public apology, a permanent end to the receipt-checking policy, and a $15 hourly minimum wage at the store. Samantha Melamed, Philly.com, "Why Philly men who say Lowe's racially profiled them are urging a boycott," 7 July 2018 The average hourly internship wage rose 3.7% in 2018 to $18.73, according to NACE. Patrick Thomas, WSJ, "Unpaid Internships Are Going Out of Style," 2 July 2018 The hourly wage for a cook listed on Indeed.com, a site several applicants cited as their source for information about the job, is $15.21 an hour or $121 after an eight-hour day. Pamela Ren Larson, azcentral, "Family separations: We talked to 3 people who wanted to work at a child shelter in Mesa," 20 June 2018 Hetman, in the memo, said the increases are in in line with the hourly rate of pay of Indian Prairie School District 204 and enables District 203 to remain competitive with its neighboring district. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "District 203 classroom nurses could get pay hike," 10 Apr. 2018 Stock markets convulsed earlier this month after bond yields drifted higher, driven in part by signs of strengthening of hourly wage gains. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: #BoycottNRA courses through Wall Street," 26 Feb. 2018 The sell-off was set in motion when the strongest hourly wage gains since 2009 sparked fears of a spike in inflation and caused the yield on the 10-year Treasury note to rise to a four-year high and near 3%. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "Dow posts best weekly gain since 2016 election, erases half of correction losses," 16 Feb. 2018 McFadden Davis was retained June 26 at rates of up to $350 per hour — a fraction of Sidley Austin’s hourly rates — and fees are capped at $40,000. J. Scott Trubey, ajc, "Kasim Reed’s South Africa trip probe restarts after concerns about cost," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of hourly

Adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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More Definitions for hourly

hourly

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hourly

: happening every hour

: paid for one hour of work

: paid by the hour : earning an hourly wage

hourly

adverb
hour·ly | \ ˈau̇r-lē \

Kids Definition of hourly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: at or during every hour Planes leave hourly for Miami.

hourly

adjective

Kids Definition of hourly (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : occurring every hour hourly departures

2 : figured by the hour an hourly wage

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