from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Occurring once a year or every year.
  • adv. Once a year; annually.
  • n. A publication issued once a year.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Happening once every year.
  • adv. Once a year.
  • adv. Every year.
  • n. Something that is published once a year.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Happening, accruing, or coming every year; annual.
  • adj. Lasting a year.
  • adj. Accomplished in a year.
  • adv. Annually; once a year to year.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Annual; happening, accruing, or coming every year: as, a yearly rent or income.
  • Lasting or continuing for a year: as, a yearly plant; a yearly tenant or tenancy.
  • Comprehending a year; accomplished in a year: as, the yearly circuit or revolution of the earth.
  • Annually; once a year: as, blessings yearly bestowed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without missing a year
  • n. a reference book that is published regularly once every year
  • adj. occurring or payable every year


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English yeerly, yerely, from Old English ġēarlīc ("yearly, of the year, annual"), equivalent to year +‎ -ly. Cognate with Scots yerelie ("yearly"), West Frisian jierliks ("yearly"), Dutch jaarlijks ("yearly"), German jährlich ("yearly"), Swedish årlig ("yearly"), Icelandic árlegur ("yearly").



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.