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timely

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adjective time·ly \ˈtīm-lē\

Definition of timely

timelier

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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

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First Known Use of timely

13th century


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timely

adverb time·ly

Definition of timely

  1. 1 :  in time :  opportunely the question was not … timely raised in the state court — W. O. Douglas

  2. 2 archaic :  early, soon

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 .

First Known Use of timely

before 12th century


TIMELY Defined for English Language Learners

timely

adjective

Definition of timely for English Language Learners

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


TIMELY Defined for Kids

timely

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adjective time·ly \ˈtīm-lē\

Definition of timely for Students

timelier

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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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