What does timely mean?

Definitions for timelyˈtaɪm li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word timely.

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of timely in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of timely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mahen Bonetti:

    It cannot be more timely, this story.

  2. Rebecca Aloisi:

    It was a very timely and topical tagline.

  3. Zora Neale Hurston:

    I want a busy life, a just mind, and a timely death.

  4. Richard Whately:

    It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.

  5. Troy Brouwer:

    That's the ugliest goal I've ever scored and probably the most timely.

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