- done, happening, appearing, etc. once a year, or every year: a yearly event
- of a year, or of each year
- Happening once every year.
- a yearly income
- Christmas is a yearly celebration.
- Once a year.
- Every year.
From Middle English yeerly, yerely, from Old English Ä¡Ä“arlÄ«c (“yearly, of the year, annual"), equivalent to year +"Ž -ly. Cognate with Scots yerelie (“yearly"), West Frisian jierliks (“yearly"), Dutch jaarlijks (“yearly"), German jÃ¤hrlich (“yearly"), Swedish Ã¥rlig (“yearly"), Icelandic Ã¡rlegur (“yearly").