What does the word namely mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • That is to say.

Usage examples for namely

  1. He seemed completely staggered at my assuming the proposition for which he had been so fiercely contending- namely, that the room in which he stood was his own. – My Friend The Murderer by A. Conan Doyle
  2. It will be observed that two places in perspective space are associated with every aspect of a thing: namely, the place where the thing is, and the place which is the perspective of which the aspect in question forms part. – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  3. For the first half- hour I felt that everybody knew me and was staring at the boy who had run away from Mr Blakeford's office; but by degrees that idea passed off and gave place to another, namely, that I was all alone in this great city, and that it seemed very solitary and strange. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn