What does chiefly mean?

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"

Wiktionary

  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

Numerology

  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. Mary Kirby:

    There are myriad concerns when looking at this design, chiefly whether or not passengers would be able to evacuate in 90 seconds.

  3. Igor Stravinsky:

    I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.

  4. Aristotle:

    If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.

  5. Lee Hardman:

    Still the focus is on increasing concerns over slowing growth in a number of emerging economies, chiefly China. And within the G10 currencies, the Aussie and New Zealand dollars are the proxies for that, the majors are still fairly trendless.

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