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yearly

[yeer-lee] /ˈyɪər li/
adjective
1.
pertaining to a year or to each year.
2.
done, made, happening, appearing, coming, etc., once a year or every year:
a yearly medical examination.
3.
computed or determined by the year.
4.
continuing or lasting for a year.
adverb
5.
once a year; annually.
noun, plural yearlies.
6.
a publication appearing once a year.
Origin of yearly
900
before 900; Middle English yeerly, Old English gēarlīc. See year, -ly
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  • They were in debt to Mr. Cocke in a large and yearly increasing sum.

    Charles Lewis Cocke William Robert Lee Smith
  • The yearly competition for the post of Imperial Scarf-maker is just ended; you are the judges.

    A Tangled Tale Lewis Carroll
  • There was a yearly average of admissions of 3938; so that he had a good field for observation.

    Meteorology J. G. M'Pherson
  • His rent-roll was over 1600, a large sum in these days, and it was yearly rising.

    James Boswell William Keith Leask
  • For these reasons the number of Eibeschtz's disciples yearly increased, and counted by thousands.

British Dictionary definitions for yearly

yearly

/ˈjɪəlɪ/
adjective
1.
occurring, done, appearing, etc, once a year or every year; annual
2.
lasting or valid for a year; annual: a yearly subscription
adverb
3.
once a year; annually
noun (pl) -lies
4.
a publication, event, etc, that occurs once a year
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Word Origin and History for yearly
adj.

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

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