Definition of namely
: that is to say : to wit
Examples of namely in a sentence
there's always one person stuck with cleaning up the mess, namely me
First Known Use of namely
NAMELY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of namely for English Language Learners
—used when giving exact information about something you have already mentioned
NAMELY Defined for Kids
Definition of namely for Students
: that is to say We studied the cat family, namely, lions, tigers, and related animals.
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