Definition of Hourly

1. Adjective. Occurring every hour or payable by the hour. "Hourly pay"

Similar to: Periodic, Periodical
Derivative terms: Hour

2. Adverb. Every hour; by the hour. "Daily, hourly, I grew stronger"

Definition of Hourly

1. a. Happening or done every hour; occurring hour by hour; frequent; often repeated; renewed hour by hour; continual.

2. adv. Every hour; frequently; continually.

Definition of Hourly

1. Adjective. That happens every hour ¹

2. Adjective. Non-salaried, blue-collared ¹

3. Adverb. At intervals of an hour. ¹

4. Noun. Something produced each hour. ¹

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Definition of Hourly

1. a worker paid by the hour [n -LIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hourly

hourly (current term)
hourly worker

Literary usage of Hourly

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1841)
"Report respecting the Two Series of hourly Meteorological Observations kept at Inverness and Kingussie, at the Expense of the British Association, from Nov. ..."

2. Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John by Elisha Kent Kane (1856)
"The third column contains the deviations from the mean direction, or the hourly changes in scale divisions. The scale reading 280 corresponds to a magnetic ..."

3. The Weather and Climate of Chicago by Henry Joseph Cox, John Howard Armington (1914)
"MEAN hourly PRESSURE DEPARTURES In the swing of pressure through the diurnal ... Table CXLIV presents the hourly departures from the mean daily pressure for ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1893)
"Harmonic Analysis of hourly Observations of Air Temperature and Pressure at British. Observatories. Part I. Temperature." . By Lieut-General R. STRACHEY, ..."

5. The Resurrection: Twelve Expository Essays on the Fifteenth Chapter of St by Samuel Cox (1881)
"The second, is the argument which he derives from the perils he hourly encountered, and the sufferings he daily endured. ..."

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