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timelier (opportune)

timelier is a comparative form of timely

timely (opportune)

Definition:

done or happening at the appropriate or proper time

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

time | timeliness

Comparative:

timelier

Superlative:

timeliest

Similar to:

opportune

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • with timely treatment the patient has a good chance of recovery
  • a timely warning

Synonyms:

seasonable | timeous | well timed [predicate] | well-timed [attributive]

Etymology:

late Old English (adverb), from "time" (Noun). As an adjective meaning ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of timelier...

Definition references

Oxford Dictionary:

well timed | timely [synonym]

occurring at an appropriate time; timely (6 of 27 words, 1 usage example)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/well-timed

Collins Dictionary:

seasonable | seasonableness [noun, derived]

suitable for the season | taking place at the appropriate time (10 of 253 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/seasonable

Merriam-Webster:

seasonable | timely [synonym, sense-specific] | opportune [synonym, sense-specific] | well-timed [synonym, sense-specific] | inopportune [antonym, sense-specific] | unseasonable [antonym, sense-specific] | untimely [antonym, sense-specific] | appropriate [similar, sense-specific] | apt [similar, sense-specific] | ...

suitable to the season or circumstances; "timely" | occurring in good or proper time; "opportune" (14 of 128 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/seasonable

Wiktionary:

seasonable | unseasonable [antonym, sense-specific] | Opportune [synonym, sense-specific] | Ephemeral [synonym, sense-specific] | Well-seasoned [synonym, sense-specific]

Opportune; occurring at an appropriate or suitable time. | Appropriate to the current season of the year. | [obsolete] Ephemeral; lasting for just one season. | [obsolete] In season (said of game when it's legal to be hunted and killed). | [obsolete] ... (38 of 56 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/seasonable

Macmillan British Dictionary:

seasonable | seasonably [adverb, related]

suitable or normal for a particular time of year (9 of 35 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/seasonable

New World Dictionary:

seasonable | seasonableness [noun, related] | seasonably [adverb, related]

suitable to or usual for the time of year | coming or done at the right time; opportune; timely (18 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/seasonable

American Heritage Dictionary:

seasonable | seasonably [adverb, related]

In keeping with the time or the season. | Occurring or performed at the proper time; timely. (16 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/seasonable

Cambridge Dictionary:

seasonable

expected at or suitable for a particular time of the year (11 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/seasonable

Random House Dictionary:

seasonable

suitable to or characteristic of the season. | timely; opportune. (9 of 21 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/seasonable

Wikipedia:

Punctuality

the characteristic of being able to complete a required task or fulfill an obligation before or at a previously designated time. "Punctual" is often used synonymously with "on time." It's a common misconception that punctual can also, when talking... (39 of 407 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Punctuality

Britannica Encyclopedia:

time [physics]

a measured or measurable period, a continuum that lacks spatial dimensions. Time is of philosophical interest and is also the subject of mathematical ... (23 of 1533 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/596034​/time

Columbia Encyclopedia:

time

sequential arrangement of all events, or the interval between two events in such a sequence. The concept of time may be discussed on several different ... (25 of 35 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0848767​.html

time

in music: see tempo; meter; rhythm; syncopation; metronome and musical notation. (11 of 13 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0919603​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

seasonable | seasonableness [noun, derived] | seasonably [adverb, derived]

typical of or appropriate for the time of year | done, given, or occurring at a time when needed or appropriate (20 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861710509​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

timely

Origin: late Old English (adverb), from "time" (Noun). As an adjective meaning "occurring at a suitable time" it's attested from about 1200.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=timely

New World Dictionary:

timely | timelier [comparative] | timeliest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English tymeli from Old English timlice: see "time" and "-ly"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/timely

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

timely

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "timely"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/timely

Macmillan American Dictionary:

timely | timelier [comparative] | timeliest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "timely"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/timely

Macmillan British Dictionary:

timely | timelier [comparative] | timeliest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "timely"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/timely

Cambridge Dictionary:

timely

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "timely"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "timely"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/timely

the Free Dictionary:

timely

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "timely"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "timely"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "timely" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/timely

Google Dictionary:

timely | timelier [comparative] | timeliest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "timely"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=timely

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

timely

Audio: North American pronunciation of "timely"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=timely​01 word=timely

YourDictionary Audio:

timely

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "timely" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/timely

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