Definition of Timely

1. Adjective. Before a time limit expires. "The timely filing of his income tax return"

Similar to: Punctual
Derivative terms: Timeliness



2. Adverb. At an opportune time. "Your letter arrived apropos"
Exact synonyms: Apropos, Seasonably, Well-timed
Partainyms: Seasonable

3. Adjective. Done or happening at the appropriate or proper time. "The book's publication was well timed"
Exact synonyms: Seasonable, Well Timed, Well-timed
Similar to: Opportune
Derivative terms: Seasonableness, Time, Timeliness, Timeliness

Definition of Timely

1. a. Being or occurring in good time; sufficiently early; seasonable.

2. adv. Early; soon; in good season.

Definition of Timely

1. Adjective. Done at the proper time. ¹

2. Adjective. Happening or appearing at the proper time. ¹

3. Adverb. (archaic) In good time; early, quickly. ¹

4. Adverb. (obsolete) At the right time; seasonably. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Timely

1. occurring at the right moment [adj -LIER, -LIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Timely

timelikeness
timelily
timelimit
timeline
timelined
timelines
timeliness
timelinesses
timeling
timelings
timelining
timelock
timelocks
timelord
timelords
timely (current term)
timenoguy
timenoguys
timeous
timeously
timeout
timeouts
timepiece
timepieces
timepleaser
timepleasers
timepoint
timepoints
timeproof

Literary usage of Timely

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"Yet, with timely attention sharply drawn to defendant's contention with respect to the date of delivery, plaintiff's counsel made no request to amend his ..."

2. Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe (1895)
"... and how it was for want of timely entering into measures and managements, as well public as private, that all the confusions that followed were brought ..."

3. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas (1893)
"... timely ARRIVAL. D'ARTAGNAN drew out at Blois the sum of money that Mazarin, in his desire to have him near him, had decided to give him for his future ..."

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