yearly

[ yeer-lee ]
/ ˈyɪər li /

adjective

pertaining to a year or to each year.
done, made, happening, appearing, coming, etc., once a year or every year: a yearly medical examination.
computed or determined by the year.
continuing or lasting for a year.

adverb

once a year; annually.

noun, plural year·lies.

a publication appearing once a year.

Nearby words

  1. yearbook,
  2. yeardley,
  3. yeardley, sir george,
  4. yearling,
  5. yearlong,
  6. yearly meeting,
  7. yearn,
  8. yearning,
  9. yearningly,
  10. yeasayer

Origin of yearly

before 900; Middle English yeerly, Old English gēarlīc. See year, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for yearly

yearly

/ (ˈjɪəlɪ) /

adjective

occurring, done, appearing, etc, once a year or every year; annual
lasting or valid for a year; annuala yearly subscription

adverb

once a year; annually

noun plural -lies

a publication, event, etc, that occurs once a year
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Word Origin and History for yearly

yearly

adj.

Old English gearlic; see year + -ly (1).

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