hourly

hourly
I UK [ˈaʊə(r)lɪ] / US [ˈaʊrlɪ] adjective
1) happening once every hour

hourly news bulletins

2) [usually before noun] relating to one hour of work

His hourly fee is £50.

We charge clients on an hourly basis.


II UK [ˈaʊə(r)lɪ] / US [ˈaʊrlɪ] adverb
1) once every hour

Buses run hourly.

2) someone who is paid hourly is paid an amount of money for each hour of work
3) often, or all the time

The situation is changing hourly.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Hourly — Hour ly, a. Happening or done every hour; occurring hour by hour; frequent; often repeated; renewed hour by hour; continual. [1913 Webster] In hourly expectation of a martyrdom. Sharp. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hourly — Hour ly, adv. Every hour; frequently; continually. [1913 Webster] Great was their strife, which hourly was renewed. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hourly — late 15c. (adv.); 1510s (adj.), from HOUR (Cf. hour) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hourly — ► ADJECTIVE 1) done or occurring every hour. 2) reckoned hour by hour. ► ADVERB 1) every hour. 2) by the hour …   English terms dictionary

  • hourly — hour|ly1 [ aurli ] adjective 1. ) happening once every hour: hourly news bulletins 2. ) usually before noun relating to one hour of work: His hourly fee is $75. We charge clients on an hourly basis. hourly hour|ly 2 [ aurli ] adverb 1. ) once… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hourly — hour|ly [ˈauəli US ˈaurli] adj [only before noun] 1.) happening or done every hour ▪ hourly news broadcasts ▪ Buses run at hourly intervals. 2.) hourly pay/earnings/fees etc the amount you earn or charge for every hour you work ▪ They are paid an …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hourly — [[t]a͟ʊ ə(r)li[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n An hourly event happens once every hour. He flipped on the radio to get the hourly news broadcast. ADV: ADV after v Hourly is also an adverb. The hospital issued press releases hourly. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Your hourly… …   English dictionary

  • hourly — I. adverb Date: 15th century at or during every hour; also frequently, continually II. adjective Date: circa 1530 1. a. occurring hour by hour < hourly bus service > b. frequent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hourly — adjective 1 happening or done every hour: hourly news broadcasts 2 hourly pay/earnings/fees etc the amount you earn or charge for every hour you work hourly adverb: The database is updated hourly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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