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time·ly

 (tīm′lē)
adj. time·li·er, time·li·est
Occurring at a suitable or opportune time; well-timed.
adv.
In time; opportunely.

time′li·ness n.

timely

(ˈtaɪmlɪ)
adj, adv -lier or -liest
1. at the right or an opportune or appropriate time
2. an archaic word for early
ˈtimeliness n

time•ly

(ˈtaɪm li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
1. occurring at a suitable time: a timely warning.
2. Archaic. early.
adv.
3. seasonably; opportunely.
4. Archaic. early or soon.
[before 1000]
time′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.timely - before a time limit expires; "the timely filing of his income tax return"
punctual - acting or arriving or performed exactly at the time appointed; "she expected guests to be punctual at meals"; "he is not a particularly punctual person"; "punctual payment"
2.timely - done or happening at the appropriate or proper time; "a timely warning"; "with timely treatment the patient has a good chance of recovery"; "a seasonable time for discussion"; "the book's publication was well timed"
opportune - suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose; "an opportune place to make camp"; "an opportune arrival"
Adv.1.timely - at an opportune time; "your letter arrived apropos"

timely

adjective opportune, appropriate, well-timed, prompt, suitable, convenient, at the right time, judicious, punctual, propitious, seasonable These outbreaks are a timely reminder that the disease persists.
inconvenient, ill-timed, inopportune, late, untimely, tardy, unseasonable

timely

adjective
1. Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time:
2. Occurring, acting, or performed exactly at the time appointed:
Idioms: at the dot, on time.
Translations
مُناسِب، في حينِه
příhodnývčasný
rettidig
oikea-aikainen
heppilegur; tímabær, tímanlegur
včasný
tam zamanında

timely

[ˈtaɪmlɪ] ADJoportuno

timely

[ˈtaɪmli] adjopportun(e)time machine nmachine f à remonter le tempstime management
ngestion f du temps
modif [skills, technique, course] → de gestion du temps; [training] → à la gestion du temps; [consultant, advice] → en gestion du tempstime off ncongé m
to take time off from work → prendre un congétime out time-out n
(in sport)temps m mort
to ask for a time out → demander un temps mort
(= break) → interruption f
to take time out to do sth → interrompre ses activités pour faire qch
He took time out from campaigning to accompany his mother to a dinner → Il a interrompu sa campagne pour accompagner sa mère à un dîner.

timely

adjrechtzeitig; timely adviceein Rat zur rechten Zeit; that was very timelydas war genau zur rechten Zeit

timely

[ˈtaɪmlɪ] adjtempestivo/a; (opportune) → opportuno/a

time

(taim) noun
1. the hour of the day. What time is it?; Can your child tell the time yet?
2. the passage of days, years, events etc. time and space; Time will tell.
3. a point at which, or period during which, something happens. at the time of his wedding; breakfast-time.
4. the quantity of minutes, hours, days etc, eg spent in, or available for, a particular activity etc. This won't take much time to do; I enjoyed the time I spent in Paris; At the end of the exam, the supervisor called `Your time is up!'
5. a suitable moment or period. Now is the time to ask him.
6. one of a number occasions. He's been to France four times.
7. a period characterized by a particular quality in a person's life, experience etc. He went through an unhappy time when she died; We had some good times together.
8. the speed at which a piece of music should be played; tempo. in slow time.
verb
1. to measure the time taken by (a happening, event etc) or by (a person, in doing something). He timed the journey.
2. to choose a particular time for. You timed your arrival beautifully!
ˈtimeless adjective
1. not belonging to, or typical of, any particular time. timeless works of art.
2. never-ending. the timeless beauty of Venice.
ˈtimelessly adverb
ˈtimelessness noun
ˈtimely adjective
coming at the right moment. Your arrival was most timely.
ˈtimeliness noun
ˈtimer noun
1. a person who, or a device which, measures the time taken by anything. a three-minute egg-timer.
2. a clock-like device which sets something off or switches something on or off at a given time.
times noun plural
1. a period; an era. We live in difficult times.
2. in mathematics, used to mean multiplied by. Four times two is eight.
ˈtiming noun
1. the measuring of the amount of time taken.
2. the regulating of speech or actions to achieve the best effect. All comedians should have a good sense of timing.
time bomb
a bomb that has been set to explode at a particular time.
ˈtime-consuming adjective
taking too much time to do. a time-consuming process/job.
time limit
a fixed length of time during which something must be done and finished. The examination has a time limit of three hours.
time ˈoff noun
a period of time away from work or studying.
time ˈout noun
(American).
1. (in basketball etc) a short break requested by the coach to give instructions etc.
2. a short period of rest from an activity. to take time out to relax.
ˈtimetable noun
a list of the times of trains, school classes etc.
all in good time
soon enough.
all the time
continually.
at times
occasionally; sometimes.
be behind time
to be late.
for the time being
meanwhile. I am staying at home for the time being.
from time to time
occasionally; sometimes. From time to time he brings me a present.
in good time
early enough; before a set time (for an appointment etc). We arrived in good time for the concert.
in time
1. early enough. He arrived in time for dinner; Are we in time to catch the train?
2. (with with) at the same speed or rhythm. They marched in time with the music.
no time (at all)
a very short time indeed. The journey took no time (at all).
one/two etc at a time
singly, or in groups of two etc. They came into the room three at a time.
on time
at the right time. The train left on time.
save/waste time
to avoid spending time; to spend time unnecessarily. Take my car instead of walking, if you want to save time; We mustn't waste time discussing unimportant matters.
take one's time
to do something as slowly as one wishes.
time and (time) again
again and again; repeatedly. I asked her time and (time) again not to do that.

timely

a. oportuno-a;
a tiempo.
References in classic literature ?
By her next speech, Jo deprived herself of several years of pleasure, and received a timely lesson in the art of holding her tongue.
Pontellier might have found herself, in a little while, listening to a highly colored story but for the timely appearance of Madame Lebrun.
While the culinary process was in hand, curiosity induced him to inquire into the circumstances which had led to their timely and unexpected rescue:
I explained to the head chaleteer just how the thing happened, and that I was only searching for the road, and would certainly have given him timely notice if I had known he was up there.
Noel Vanstone's sense of gratitude; and she is not at all likely, I should imagine, to let that sense fall asleep for want of a little timely jogging.
The allusion served as a timely reminder to Darnay that this disagreeable companion had, of his own free will, assisted him in the strait of the day.
A timely observation of the sense of power that there was in his face, did more to bring back to my remembrance the entreaty of Agnes, in its full force, than any effort I could have made.
Look downward on that Globe whose hither side With light from hence, though but reflected, shines; That place is Earth the seat of Man, that light His day, which else as th' other Hemisphere Night would invade, but there the neighbouring Moon (So call that opposite fair Starr) her aide Timely interposes, and her monthly round Still ending, still renewing, through mid Heav'n; With borrowd light her countenance triform Hence fills and empties to enlighten th' Earth, And in her pale dominion checks the night.
Robin Hood assured them that he had detached a party in the direction of the road they were to pass, who would not fail to discover and apprize them of any secret ambuscade; and that he had little doubt they would find the ways secure, or, if otherwise, would receive such timely notice of the danger as would enable them to fall back on a strong troop of archers, with which he himself proposed to follow on the same route.
As it happened, this impromptu trip to the Centennial proved to be one of the most timely acts of his life.
Provocations to produce the desired appearances might even be given to some foreign power, and appeased again by timely concessions.
The physicians attend; the case of the patient is carefully examined; a consultation is held; they are unanimously agreed that the symptoms are critical, but that the case, with proper and timely relief, is so far from being desperate, that it may be made to issue in an improvement of his constitution.