I. adverb Date: circa 1534 once a month ; by the month II. adjective Date: 1572 1. a. of or relating to a month b. payable or reckoned by the month 2. lasting a month 3. occurring or appearing every month III. noun (plural monthlies) Date: 1833 1. a monthly periodical 2. plural a menstrual period

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  • Monthly — Month ly, a. 1. Continued a month, or a performed in a month; as, the monthly revolution of the moon. [1913 Webster] 2. Done, happening, payable, published, etc., once a month, or every month; as, a monthly visit; monthly charges; a monthly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Monthly — Month ly, adv. 1. Once a month; in every month; as, the moon changes monthly. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. As if under the influence of the moon; in the manner of a lunatic. [Obs.] Middleton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monthly — [munth′lē] adj. 1. done, happening, payable, etc. once a month, or every month [a monthly magazine] 2. of a month, or of each month n. pl. monthlies 1. a periodical published once a month 2. [also pl.] Informal the menses adv …   English World dictionary

  • Monthly — Month ly, n.; pl. {Monthlies}. A publication which appears regularly once a month. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monthly — (adv.) 1530s, from MONTH (Cf. month) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). As an adjective from 1570s. Old English had monaþlic, but the modern words seem to be separate formations …   Etymology dictionary

  • monthly — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ done, produced, or occurring once a month. ► ADVERB ▪ once a month. ► NOUN (pl. monthlies) 1) a magazine published once a month. 2) (monthlies) informal a menstrual period …   English terms dictionary

  • monthly — [[t]mʌ̱nθli[/t]] ♦♦♦ monthlies 1) ADJ: ADJ n A monthly event or publication happens or appears every month. Many people are now having trouble making their monthly house payments... Kidscape runs monthly workshops for teachers. ...Young Guard, a… …   English dictionary

  • monthly — month|ly1 S3 [ˈmʌnθli] adj [only before noun] 1.) happening once a month ▪ The mortgage is payable in monthly instalments. ▪ a monthly publication 2.) used to talk about the total amount of something that is received, paid, measured, or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • monthly — 1 adjective (only before noun) 1 happening once a month: The mortgage is payable in monthly instalments. | a monthly publication 2 a monthly income, figure etc is the total amount that is received, paid, measured etc in a month: a monthly salary… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • monthly — / mʌnθli/ adjective happening every month or which is received every month ● We get a monthly state ment from the bank. ● She makes monthly payments to the credit card company. ● He is paying for his car by monthly instalments. ● My monthly… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • monthly — I UK [ˈmʌnθlɪ] / US adjective ** 1) happening or published once a month a monthly newsletter 2) relating to a single month the average monthly wage Derived word: monthly UK / US adverb You can pay monthly or annually. II UK [ˈmʌnθlɪ] / US noun… …   English dictionary

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