hourly

[ ouuh r-lee, ou-er- ]
/ ˈaʊər li, ˈaʊ ər- /

adjective

of, pertaining to, occurring, or done each successive hour: hourly news reports.
computed or totaled in terms of an hour; using an hour as a basic unit of reckoning: hourly wages.
hired to work for wages by the hour: hourly workers.
frequent; continual.

adverb


Nearby words

  1. hourglass contraction,
  2. hourglass murmur,
  3. hourglass stomach,
  4. houri,
  5. hourlong,
  6. hours,
  7. housatonic,
  8. house,
  9. house agent,
  10. house arrest

Origin of hourly

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at hour, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for hourly

hourly

/ (ˈaʊəlɪ) /

adjective

of, occurring, or done every hour
done in or measured by the hourwe are paid an hourly rate
continual or frequent

adverb

every hour
at any moment or time
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Word Origin and History for hourly

hourly

late 15c. (adv.); 1510s (adj.), from hour + -ly (2).

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