timeous late 15c., from TIME (Cf. time) + -OUS (Cf. -ous). Related: Timeously.

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  • Timeous — Time ous, a. Timely; seasonable. [R. or Scot.] {Time ous*ly}, adv. [R. or Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • timeous — [tīm′əs] adj. Scot. TIMELY …   English World dictionary

  • timeous — adjective Date: circa 1520 chiefly Scottish & South African timely • timeously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • timeous — /tuy meuhs/, adj. Chiefly Scot. timely. [1425 75; TIME + OUS; r. late ME (Scots) tymys (see ISH1)] * * * …   Universalium

  • timeous — adjective in sufficient time; timely …   Wiktionary

  • timeous — adj. at a good hour …   English contemporary dictionary

  • timeous — [ tʌɪməs] adjective chiefly Scottish in good time; sufficiently early. Derivatives timeously adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • timeous — time·ous …   English syllables

  • timeous — time•ous [[t]ˈtaɪ məs[/t]] adj. Scot. scot. timely • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME (Scots) tymys (see ish I), with suffix later sp. as if ous …   From formal English to slang

  • timeous — (S. Africa) Gen Mgt done or happening in good time …   The ultimate business dictionary

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