from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Occurring every hour: hourly chimes.
  • adj. Frequent; continual: hourly changes in the plans.
  • adj. By the hour as a unit: hourly pay.
  • adv. At or during every hour: The news is broadcast hourly.
  • adv. Frequently; continually: complaints that came hourly.
  • n. Informal An employee paid by the hour.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That happens every hour
  • adj. Non-salaried, blue-collared
  • adv. At intervals of an hour.
  • n. Something produced each hour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Happening or done every hour; occurring hour by hour; frequent; often repeated; renewed hour by hour; continual.
  • adv. Every hour; frequently; continually.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Happening or done every hour; occurring hour by hour; continuing from hour to hour; hence, frequent; often repeated.
  • Every hour; hour by hour; frequently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. occurring every hour or payable by the hour
  • adv. every hour; by the hour


hour +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)



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