Definition of monthly in US English:



  • attributive Done, produced, or occurring once a month.

    ‘the Council held monthly meetings’
    • ‘Set up a monthly direct debit so that cash is deducted automatically from your bank account.’
    • ‘The group currently has more than 300 members and associates and holds monthly meetings and social events.’
    • ‘At the monthly meeting of the local committee members were informed of progress up to date.’
    • ‘Thus the original meaning of the Sabbath was full moon, a monthly rather than weekly event.’
    • ‘They charge a moderate membership fee - enough to cover the expenses of the monthly meeting.’
    • ‘WorldCom promises not to impose a minimum call charge and no set up or monthly rental fee.’
    • ‘Once all these factors have been considered, parents will have the choice of paying by the term or by monthly direct debit.’
    • ‘It cost more than the monthly rent on my first apartment, and it wasn't even one of the best seats.’
    • ‘This allows the club to engage quality speakers for its monthly meetings, which run from October to June.’
    • ‘Now, its membership has soared to more than 200, with monthly meetings in a north-west hospital.’
    • ‘Since then monthly meetings are held on the second Friday of every month.’
    • ‘Locals and businesses alike have become accustomed to a monthly flat rate system for making phone calls.’
    • ‘There is no shortage of money-saving tips to help you to produce a bigger monthly disposable income.’
    • ‘Other than the monthly meeting, not much is going on at the association.’
    • ‘That's why Jollibee might consider publishing its own monthly economic report.’
    • ‘The meeting ended with Wednesday 2 March confirmed as the date of the next monthly meeting.’
    • ‘Regular monthly meetings of the group will resume again in early September.’
    • ‘Also, the lowest prices are reserved for customers who pay by fixed monthly direct debit, so pay this way if you can.’
    • ‘There is a monthly internal competition for members and instruction for new members.’
    • ‘But her monthly pocket money was lower than that of a young maid who was favoured by the young lord.’


  • Once a month; every month; from month to month.

    ‘most of us get paid monthly’
    • ‘You must keep your phone charged at all times and should change pager batteries monthly.’
    • ‘The staff could be used weekly or monthly to undertake routine and repetitive tasks.’
    • ‘Signalling equipment with moving parts was inspected weekly and the rest monthly.’
    • ‘The full amount is then repaid over a period of up to three years by taking a small amount out of their wages either weekly or monthly.’
    • ‘All patients were assessed monthly for four months, then every two months for one year.’
    • ‘Stubbs operates on a few patients monthly and has numerous consultations.’
    • ‘The amount of interest you earn over a year will vary depending on whether it is calculated monthly or annually.’
    • ‘To avoid the seizure of their buses, they must pay tens of thousands rupees monthly.’
    • ‘Fertilize monthly when plant is flowering but cut back to every two months in the fall and winter.’
    • ‘The rates are tiered, and savers can choose whether to have the interest paid annually or monthly.’
    • ‘Naturally, this assumes that you pay your bill monthly by direct debit and not via an annual lump sum.’
    • ‘These can be paid annually or monthly as long as the person is alive.’
    • ‘Many insurance companies charge customers extra to pay for their car and home and contents premiums monthly.’
    • ‘At first glance, the level of information presented to us monthly appears comprehensive.’
    • ‘He wants to know about a standing order that goes out of my bank monthly.’
    • ‘Make sure you check if it will cost you to pay your premium monthly instead of yearly.’
    • ‘Immediately after the separation, Larry continued to pay the mortgage monthly.’
    • ‘I would have to transfer the money monthly from an existing savings account, or find it elsewhere.’
    • ‘Install an air purifier and change air filters monthly in heating and air conditioning systems.’
    • ‘No doubt, the intention of the landowner throughout is to hold a market monthly on these Saturdays.’
    • ‘The group, which was formed 50 years ago, meets monthly and holds two annual flower shows.’


  • 1A magazine that is published once a month.

    • ‘Urdu dailies and monthlies are published in America especially in California.’
    • ‘Mother Jones, a glossy monthly, takes an equally unequivocal approach to war.’
    • ‘Nicoll was simultaneously the editor of the extremely successful popular literary monthly the Bookman.’
    • ‘Melbourne magazine launched in 2002 as an independent glossy monthly with a focus on Melbourne lifestyle.’
    • ‘The monthly also sells a bound version of all issues brought out in a year for collectors.’
    • ‘It would be giving up its stake in its flagship women's monthly, and would develop its own rival publication.’
    • ‘It also runs an Internet album/gig review website and publishes the monthly, The Fly music magazine.’
    • ‘This introduction to their new monthly is all about the finer things.’
    • ‘In the past year he has turned one of his fortnightly magazines into a weekly, and one monthly into a fortnightly.’
    • ‘He owns a personal library which receives several Urdu dailies, weeklies and monthlies published in different parts of the country.’
    book, volume, hardback, paperback, title, work, tome, opus, treatise, manual, register, almanac, yearbook, compendium
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  • 2monthliesinformal A menstrual period.

    • ‘I asked the young woman about the severity of her symptoms and she informed me that she always suffered agonizing pain when she had her monthlies.’
    • ‘Anyway, nobody said anything about Michelle not getting her monthlies.’