Pronunciation: (yēr'lē), [key]
—adj., adv., n., pl. -lies.
1. pertaining to a year or to each year.
2. done, made, happening, appearing, coming, etc., once a year or every year: a yearly medical examination.
3. computed or determined by the year.
4. continuing or lasting for a year.
once a year; annually.
a publication appearing once a year.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.