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.
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.
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,
[also: timeliest, timelier]