What does virtually mean?

Definitions for virtuallyˈvɜr tʃu ə li

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. virtually(adverb)

    in essence or effect but not in fact

    "the strike virtually paralyzed the city"; "I'm virtually broke"

  2. about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh(adverb)

    (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

    "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees"


  1. virtually(Adverb)

    almost but not quite.

  2. virtually(Adverb)

    Without exaggeration; literally

  3. virtually(Adverb)

    In essence, but not in fact

  4. virtually(Adverb)

    Of a substructure of finite index.

    virtually indicable

  5. virtually(Adverb)

    Of a covering space of finite index.

    virtually Haken

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virtually(adverb)

    in a virtual manner; in efficacy or effect only, and not actually; to all intents and purposes; practically

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'virtually' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2403

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'virtually' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2166

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'virtually' in Adverbs Frequency: #190


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of virtually in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of virtually in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Remy Cordonnier:

    It is going to be digitized to be accessible to the public, at least virtually.

  2. Kobi Yamoda:

    There comes a moment when you realize that virtually anything is possible- that nothing is too good to be true.

  3. Berta Buxton:

    The eleventh commandment --- Thou shalt not be found out --- is the only one that is virtually impossible to keep these days.

  4. Joseph Weizenbaum:

    The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs.

  5. Charles F. Kettering, quoted in Globe and Mail, Toronto, June 18, 2004, page A16, mkesterton@globeandmail.ca:

    Every great improvement has come after repeated failure. Virtually nothing comes out right the first time. Failures, repeated failures, are the posts on the road to achievement.

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