Definitions for chieflyˈtʃif li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chiefly, principally, primarily, mainly, in the main(adverb)

    for the most part

    "he is mainly interested in butterflies"


  1. chiefly(Adverb)

    especially or primarily; above all

  2. chiefly(Adverb)

    mainly or principally; almost entirely

  3. chiefly(Adjective)

    of, or relating to a chief

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chiefly(adverb)

    in the first place; principally; preeminently; above; especially

  2. Chiefly(adverb)

    for the most part; mostly


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chiefly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chiefly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Socrates:

    Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.

  2. Zelda Fitzgerald:

    She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasnt boring.

  3. Zelda Fitzgerald, 1922:

    [S]he refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring.

  4. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.

  5. Archbishop William Temple, 1955:

    It is a mistake to suppose that God is only, or even chiefly, concerned with religion.

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