1. By name; by particular mention; specifically; especially; expressly. [Obs.]
The solitariness of man . . . God hath namely and principally ordered to prevent by marriage. --Milton.
2. That is to say; to wit; videlicet; -- introducing a particular or specific designation.
For the excellency of the soul, namely, its power of divining dreams; that several such divinations have been made, none can question. --Addison.
adv : as follows [syn: viz., that is to say, videlicet]