Definitions for timelyˈtaɪm li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

time•lyˈtaɪm li(adj.; adv.)-li•er, -li•est

  1. (adj.)occurring at a suitable time:

    a timely warning.

  2. Archaic. early.

  3. (adv.)seasonably; opportunely.

  4. Archaic. early or soon.

Origin of timely:

bef. 1000


Princeton's WordNet

  1. timely(adj)

    before a time limit expires

    "the timely filing of his income tax return"

  2. timely, seasonable, well-timed(a), well timed(p)(adverb)

    done or happening at the appropriate or proper time

    "a timely warning"; "with timely treatment the patient has a good chance of recovery"; "a seasonable time for discussion"; "the book's publication was well timed"

  3. seasonably, timely, well-timed, apropos(adverb)

    at an opportune time

    "your letter arrived apropos"


  1. timely(Adverb)

    In good time; early, quickly.

  2. timely(Adverb)

    At the right time; seasonably.

  3. timely(Adjective)

    Done at the proper time.

  4. timely(Adjective)

    Happening or appearing at the proper time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Timely

    being or occurring in good time; sufficiently early; seasonable

  2. Timely

    keeping time or measure

  3. Timely(adverb)

    early; soon; in good season

Translations for timely

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


coming at the right moment

Your arrival was most timely.

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