Etymology
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yearly (adj.)

Old English gearlic "yearly, of the year, annual;" see year + -ly (1).

updated on April 13, 2014

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Definitions of yearly from WordNet
1
yearly (n.)
a reference book that is published regularly once every year;
Synonyms: annual / yearbook
2
yearly (adv.)
without missing a year;
Synonyms: annually / every year / each year
3
yearly (adj.)
occurring or payable every year;
yearly medical examinations
annual (or yearly) income
Synonyms: annual
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