What does primarily mean?

Definitions for primarilypraɪˈmɛər ə li, -ˈmɛr-, ˈpraɪ mɛr ə li, -mər ə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word primarily.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    for the most part

    "he is mainly interested in butterflies"

  2. primarily, in the first place(adverb)

    of primary import

    "this is primarily a question of economics"; "it was in the first place a local matter"

Wiktionary

  1. primarily(Adverb)

    Of a primary or central nature, first and foremost

Webster Dictionary

  1. Primarily(adverb)

    in a primary manner; in the first place; in the first place; in the first intention; originally

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'primarily' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3157

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'primarily' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4184

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'primarily' in Adverbs Frequency: #240

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of primarily in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of primarily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Real Live Preacher:

    I believe love is primarily a choice and only sometimes a feeling. If you want to feel love, choose to love and be patient.

  2. Georges Clemenceau:

    A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed --I well know. For it is a sign that he has tried to surpass himself.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police.

  4. The EPA:

    When we set the 2025 standards for light-duty vehicles, we expected automakers would comply primarily by improving conventional gasoline vehicles, and that has proven to be the case.

  5. Ted Mitchell:

    I think people have been worried primarily because they don't know what it is we actually intend to do, i'm hopeful that now that we have a document out we'll be able to have a very constructive, positive conversation about how we do this in the right way.

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