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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Time·ly a. [Compar. Timelier superl. Timeliest.]
 1. Being or occurring in good time; sufficiently early; seasonable. “The timely dew of sleep.”
 2. Keeping time or measure.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 timely
      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]
      [also: timeliest, timelier]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 timelier
      See timely