tidely

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tidely, tydely, tidliche, from Old English tīdlīċe (for a time; temporarily; conveniently; seasonably; in time; early; soon; quickly), equivalent to tide +‎ -ly. Cognate with Saterland Frisian tiedelk, Dutch tijdelijk, German Low German tiedelk, German zeitlich, Danish tidlig, Icelandic tíðlegur.

Adverb[edit]

tidely (comparative more tidely, superlative most tidely)

  1. (rare) Cleverly; smartly; bravely; quickly; speedily; soon.
    • 1592, Gabriel Harvey, A New Letter of Notable Contents:
      You have lately (as appeareth by your Indices of sicknesse, and so many other novels) very tidely playde the bees part; and so continue as you love me, or your selfe; [...]
    • 2014, Rosalind J. Lee, Poetry for the Thoughtfull:
      So many to die, the year turns tidely, time takes all, [...]
  2. (of ocean tides) At each tide; each time the tide comes in; tidally.
    • 1842, Sir William Jardine, The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland:
      Their favourite stations are where there is a large extent of sandy shore, interspersed with scalps, or beds of muscles or other shell fish. These are generally uneven in their surface, or are interspersed with pools, which contain, breed, or tidely receive from the ocean, various molusca and marine animals, furnishing a favourite food to the birds.
    • 1847, George Johnston, A history of the British Zoophytes:
      On stones and sea-weeds between tide-marks. Sometimes parasitical on Zostera marina. It is very abundant on some parts of the Solway at low-water mark on a stony bottom, and becomes a great nuisance to the stake-nets, which require to be tidely cleared from the quantity that is caught by them.
    • 2005, Stefan Siebert, Analysis of Arid Agricultural Systems Using Quantitative Image Analysis, Modeling and Geographical Information Systems:
      The discovery of an Iron Age settlement at Balad Seet, an oasis on the northern side of the Hajar mountains which was tidely connected with Hamra on its southern side is of major surprise.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English tīdlīċe (for a time; temporarily; conveniently; seasonably; in time; early; soon; quickly), equivalent to tide +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

tidely

  1. seasonably; opportunely; suitably; fitly

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tidely, tidily, from Old English tīdlīċe (timely), equivalent to tide +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

tidely (comparative mair tidely, superlative maist tidely)

  1. In a timely fashion
    That the ballies present ilk persone tidely before the justice; [...]
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