- occurring in good time; sufficiently early;
seasonable. ``The timely dew of sleep.'' --Milton.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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timely — time·ly / tīm lē/ adj: falling within a prescribed or reasonable time timely notice time·li·ness n timely adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 … Law dictionary
timely — [tīm′lē] adj. timelier, timeliest [ME tymeli < OE timlice: see TIME & LY1] 1. happening, done, said, etc. at a suitable time; well timed; opportune 2. Now Rare appearing in good time; early adv. 1 … English World dictionary
Timely — Time ly, adv. Early; soon; in good season. [1913 Webster] Timely advised, the coming evil shun. Prior. [1913 Webster] Thanks to you, That called me timelier than my purpose hither, For I have gained by it. Shak. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
timely — late O.E. (adv.), from TIME (Cf. time) (n.). As an adj. meaning occurring at a suitable time it is attested from c.1200 … Etymology dictionary
timely — *well timed, opportune, *seasonable, pat Analogous words: appropriate, fitting, meet, proper, suitable (see FIT): fortunate, *lucky, happy, providential Antonyms: untimely … New Dictionary of Synonyms
timely — [adj] at the right time appropriate, auspicious, convenient, favorable, fit, fitting, in good time*, in the nick of time*, judicious, likely, meet, modern, now, opportune, pat, promising, prompt, proper, propitious, prosperous, punctual,… … New thesaurus
timely — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ done or occurring at a favourable or appropriate time. DERIVATIVES timeliness noun … English terms dictionary
timely — time|ly [ˈtaımli] adj done or happening at exactly the right time ▪ The fight ended only with the timely arrival of the police. in a timely manner/fashion (=as quickly as is reasonable in a particular situation) ▪ We aim to settle all valid… … Dictionary of contemporary English
timely — UK [ˈtaɪmlɪ] / US adjective Word forms timely : adjective timely comparative timelier superlative timeliest happening at the most suitable time Thanks to the UN s timely intervention, a crisis was avoided. in (a) timely manner/fashion: In timely… … English dictionary
timely — I. adverb Date: before 12th century 1. archaic early, soon 2. in time ; opportunely < the question was not…timely raised in the state court W. O. Douglas > II. adjective (timelier; est … New Collegiate Dictionary