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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Timely  \Time"ly\,  a.  [Compar.  {Timelier};  superl.  {Timeliest}.] 
  1.  Being  or  occurring  in  good  time;  sufficiently  early; 
  seasonable.  ``The  timely  dew  of  sleep.''  --Milton. 
  2.  Keeping  time  or  measure.  --Spenser. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Timely  \Time"ly\,  adv 
  Early;  soon;  in  good  season. 
  Timely  advised,  the  coming  evil  shun.  --Prior. 
  Thanks  to  you  That  called  me  timelier  than  my  purpose 
  hither,  For  I  have  gained  by  it  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  before  a  time  limit  expires;  "the  timely  filing  of  his 
  income  tax  return" 
  2:  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"  [syn: 
  {seasonable},  {well-timed(a)},  {well  timed(p)}] 
  adv  :  at  an  opportune  time;  "your  letter  arrived  apropos"  [syn:  {seasonably}, 
  {well-timed},  {apropos}] 

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