Ly meaning

Like; resembling; having the characteristics of.

Sisterly.

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Ly as a suffix can create an adverb that is defined as in a certain manner, from a certain viewpoint or at a specific time.

An example of ly is quickly.

An example of ly is biographically.

An example of ly is monthly.

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Ly as a suffix can create an adjective which is defined as similar in appearance or nature or happening at regular intervals.

An example of ly is princely.

An example of ly is weekly.

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Recurring at a specified interval of time.

Hourly.

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In a specified manner; in the manner of.

Gradually.

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In the (specified) order.

Firstly, thirdly.

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The ccTLD for Libya as assigned by the IANA.
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(astron.) Light-year(s)
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(astronomy) Abbreviation of lightyear.
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At a specified interval of time.

Weekly.

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With respect to.

Partly.

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Like, characteristic of, suitable to.

Manly, godly, deadly.

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Happening (once) every (specified period of time)

Hourly, monthly.

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In a (specified) manner or direction, to a (specified) extent, in or at a (specified) time or place.

Haply, inwardly, merely.

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(astronomy) Alternative spelling of ly. ; light-year.
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(chemistry, physics, astronomy) Alternative form of . (Lyman-alpha, Lyman alpha)
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Origin of ly

  • ME < OE -lic < Gmc *lika-, body > like

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • ME < OE -lice < -lic

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English -li from Old English -līce (influenced by Old Norse -liga) from -līc adj. suff. līk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English -li from Old English -līc (influenced by Old Norse -ligr) līk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • . + ISO 3166-1 country code for Libya, ly.

    From Wiktionary