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

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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"

  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Adolf Hitler:

    We are not primarily attacking the Jews.

  2. Edouard Rafael Sassoon:

    Belief In God is primarily a matter of the moral will.

  3. Peter Tuz:

    It's primarily a snap-back rally from the very bad day Friday.

  4. Annalee Tai:

    For many young people, 9-11 is primarily another historical event.

  5. Terry Anderson:

    I've found primarily that I didn't want to be angry, i didn't want to hate anybody.

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