• IPA: /ˈneɪmli/

namely (not comparable)

  1. Specifically; that is to say.
    Some of the students — namely Paul, Alice and Jake — seem to have trouble with geometry.
    There are three ways to do it, namely the right way, the wrong way and the Army way.
  2. (now, rare) Especially, above all.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, [;view=fulltext chapter xj], in Le Morte Darthur, book VIII:
      THus was sir Tramtryst longe there wel cherysshed / with the kynge and the quene / and namely with la beale Isoud / So vpon a daye / the quene and la beale Isoud made a bayne for syre Tramtryst / And whan he was in his bayne / the quene and Isoud her doughter romed vp & doune in the chamber
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