What does -ly mean?

-ly in AZ Dictionary

(s) love; resembling; obtaining the characteristics of: sisterly.
(s) Recurring at a specified interval of time: hourly.
(s) In a specified fashion; in the manner of: slowly.
An obsolete type of lie .
A common adjective suffix, forming, from nouns, adjectives signifying ‘of the shape or nature of’ or ‘like’ the thing denoted because of the noun: like in manly, womanly, godly, lordly, princely, regarding the nature of, like, or worthy of a person, lady, etc.; bodily, earthly, every day, weekly, month-to-month, annual, etc., owned by or becoming associated with body, the planet earth, per day, etc.; lovely, heartly (obs.), etc.
a typical adverbial suffix, forming from adjectives adverbs signifying ‘in a way’ denoted because of the adjective: as, quickly, gradually, coldly, hotly, etc., loudly, harshly, etc.

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  • Synonym for "-ly"
    • ish(postnominal), -y, -ish, -like, -ous
  • Cross Reference for "-ly"
    • English words suffixed with -ly
  • Same Context for "-ly"
    • UG, live load, residenz, Holi, hagel
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