namely

adverb name·ly \ ˈnām-lē \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of namely

: that is to say : to wit

Examples of namely in a Sentence

  1. there's always one person stuck with cleaning up the mess, namely me

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First Known Use of namely

14th century

namely Synonyms


NAMELY Defined for English Language Learners

namely

adverb

Definition of namely for English Language Learners

  • —used when giving exact information about something you have already mentioned


NAMELY Defined for Kids

namely

adverb name·ly \ ˈnām-lē \

Definition of namely for Students

: that is to say
  • We studied the cat family, namely, lions, tigers, and related animals.


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