Definitions for virtuallyˈvɜr tʃu ə li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vir•tu•al•ly*ˈvɜr tʃu ə li(adv.)

  1. for the most part; almost wholly; just about.

* Usage: See literally .

Origin of virtually:

1400–50

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. virtually(adverb)ˈvɜr tʃu ə li

    almost

    an old dog that was virtually blind; Virtually everyone agreed.

  2. virtuallyˈvɜr tʃu ə li

    using a computer

    people who access files virtually

Wiktionary

  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


Translations for virtually

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

virtually(adverb)

more or less, though not strictly speaking; in effect

He was virtually penniless.

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