- Namely is defined as specifically.
An example of namely is someone saying that the cat next door was the one that killed the bird.
namely definition by Webster's New World
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that is to say; specifically
Origin: ME: see name and amp; -ly
namely definition by American Heritage Dictionary
That is to say; specifically.