namely

namely
namely (adv.) "particularly, especially" (i.e. "by name"), late 12c., from NAME (Cf. name) (n.) + -LY (Cf. -ly) (2).

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  • namely - i.e. — Namely and i.e. are both used to give more information about something that you have just mentioned. ◊ namely You use namely to say exactly what you mean when you have just referred to something in a general or indirect way. I shall now turn to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Namely — Name ly, adv. 1. By name; by particular mention; specifically; especially; expressly. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The solitariness of man . . . God hath namely and principally ordered to prevent by marriage. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. That is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • namely — index a savoir Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • namely — [adv] that is to say by way of explanation, especially, expressly, id est*, i.e., in other words, in plain English*, particularly, scilicet, specially, specifically, strictly speaking, that is, to wit, videlicet, viz.; concept 557 …   New thesaurus

  • namely — ► ADVERB ▪ that is to say …   English terms dictionary

  • namely — [nān′lē] adv. [ME: see NAME & LY2] that is to say; specifically …   English World dictionary

  • namely — [[t]ne͟ɪmli[/t]] ADV: ADV n, ADV cl You use namely to introduce detailed information about the subject you are discussing, or a particular aspect of it. One group of people seems to be forgotten, namely pensioners... This shows how little they… …   English dictionary

  • namely — /naym lee/, adv. that is to say; explicitly; specifically; to wit: an item of legislation, namely, the housing bill. [1125 75; ME namely, earlier nameliche. See NAME, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • namely — adverb /ˈneɪmlɪ/ a) Especially, above all. Thus was Sir Tramtryste longe there well cherysshed with the kynge and wyth the quene – and namely with La Beale Isode. b) Specifically; that is to say I asked a friend, namely, Paul …   Wiktionary

  • namely — A difference, in grammatical sense, in strictr ness exists between the words namely and including. Namely imports interpretation, i.e., indicates what is included in the previous term; but including imports addition, i.e., indicates something not …   Black's law dictionary

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