What does exactly mean?

Definitions for exactlyɪgˈzækt li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precisely, exactly, just(adverb)

    indicating exactness or preciseness

    "he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do"; "it was just as he said--the jewel was gone"; "it has just enough salt"

  2. precisely, exactly, on the nose, on the dot, on the button(adverb)

    just as it should be

    "`Precisely, my lord,' he said"

  3. precisely, incisively, exactly(adverb)

    in a precise manner

    "she always expressed herself precisely"

Wiktionary

  1. exactly(Adverb)

    without approximation; precisely.

  2. exactly(Adverb)

    Used to provide emphasis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exactly(adverb)

    in an exact manner; precisely according to a rule, standard, or fact; accurately; strictly; correctly; nicely

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exactly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1118

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exactly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #458

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exactly' in Adverbs Frequency: #96

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exactly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exactly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    Heaven is exactly where you are, hell is exactly where you are, now tell me exactly where you are.

  2. Carrejo Labendeira:

    There was a man up above, one man, and he knew exactly who we were before we even said anything, the gentleman came down and said, 'This world's been looking for you.' He knew exactly who we were.

  3. Maya Angelou:

    For Africa to me is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.

  4. H.L. Mencken:

    The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government they have only a talent for getting and holding office.

  5. H.L. Mencken:

    For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe... Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.

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