timely

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 Timely — Time ly (t[imac]m l[=e]), a. [Compar. {Timelier} (t[imac]m l[=e]*[ e]r); superl. {Timeliest}.] 1. Being or occurring in good time; sufficiently early; seasonable. The timely dew of sleep. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Keeping time or measure. Spenser …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 timely — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ done or occurring at a favourable or appropriate time. DERIVATIVES timeliness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 timely — adjective his refresher course on giving CPR proved to be very timely Syn: opportune, well timed, at the right time, convenient, appropriate, expedient, seasonable, felicitous See note at opportune •• timely, opportune, propitious, seasonable… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 timely — time|ly [ taımli ] adjective happening at the most suitable time: timely action to avoid the crisis in (a) timely manner/fashion: The report states that Mr. Manginelli was aware of the situation and had failed to inform the company in a timely… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 timely — [[t]ta͟ɪmli[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe an event as timely, you approve of it because it happens exactly at the moment when it is most useful, effective, or relevant. The recent outbreaks of cholera are a timely reminder that this… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 timely — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. well timed, seasonable, opportune; auspicious, right. See time, earliness, occasion, expedience. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. opportune, seasonable, in good time, fitting the times, suitable,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 timely — adjective done or happening at exactly the right time: a timely intervention | timely reminder (=one that makes you remember something at the right time) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 timely — timeliness, n. /tuym lee/, adj., timelier, timeliest, adv. adj. 1. occurring at a suitable time; seasonable; opportune; well timed: a timely warning. 2. Archaic. early. adv. 3. seasonably; opportunely. 4. Archaic. early or soon. [bef. 1000; ME… …

    Universalium

  • 18 timely — 1. adjective /ˈtaɪmli/ a) Done at the proper time. b) Happening or appearing at the proper time. Syn: well timed, opportune Ant: ill timed, inopport …

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  • 19 timely — adj. Timely is used with these nouns: ↑arrival, ↑article, ↑completion, ↑decision, ↑fashion, ↑information, ↑intervention, ↑reminder, ↑return, ↑warning …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 timely — [ˈtaɪmli] adj happening at the most suitable time Ant: untimely a timely reminder[/ex] …

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