[ tahy-muhs ]
/ ˈtaɪ məs /
adjective Chiefly Scot.
timely; sufficiently early.
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OTHER WORDS FROM timeoustime·ous·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for timeous
Timeous and dubiety are bad, simply as not authorized by any but local usage.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
Timeous in the morning of August 22d, an express was sent off to Lochiel to command his attendance.The Lyon in Mourning, Vol. 1|Robert Forbes
Wait on for God's timeous salvation; ask not when, or how long?Letters of Samuel Rutherford|Samuel Rutherford
British Dictionary definitions for timeous
/ (ˈtaɪməs) /
Scot in good time; sufficiently earlya timeous warning
Derived forms of timeoustimeously, adverb
Word Origin for timeous
C15: Scottish; see time, -ous
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