What does Exactly mean?

Definitions for Exactly
ɪgˈzækt liEx·act·ly

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. exactly

    In an exact manner.

    We have identical goals in our marriage that are exactly aligned therefore we achieve easily and efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 4, 2020  

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

How to pronounce Exactly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Exactly in sign language?

  1. exactly

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

Examples of Exactly in a Sentence

  1. Angela Lamb:

    Smoking and stress can certainly impact hair, but the extent with which it causes graying is not exactly linear.

  2. Kevin Hassett:

    That's exactly how it works for every single nominee, is that there's an intent to nominate and then people fill out their forms, and then they decide, you know, whether they want to move forward after they look at what they have to recuse themselves from and so on and then the nomination officially goes to the Senate.

  3. Philip Roth:

    Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when.

  4. Natalee Holloway -LRB- AP -RRB-:

    The media has always been great to us and has really kept the investigation on track, and if this turns out to be true, we need some documentation because of what we’ve experienced in the past … I learned from my mistakes in 2005 that when I go to the island, there’s going to be a camera and we’re going to document things. And that’s exactly what we did. And it started probably in February or March of this year.

  5. Jim Risch:

    As I read it, it recognizes ... his effort for us to examine exactly what we are doing in these places.

Images & Illustrations of Exactly

  1. ExactlyExactlyExactlyExactlyExactly

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