What does Generally mean?

Definitions for Generally
ˈdʒɛn ər ə ligen·er·al·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Generally.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. by and large, generally, more often than not, mostlyadverb

    usually; as a rule

    "by and large it doesn't rain much here"

  2. generally, in general, in the mainadverb

    without distinction of one from others

    "he is interested in snakes in general"

  3. broadly, loosely, broadly speaking, generallyadverb

    without regard to specific details or exceptions

    "he interprets the law broadly"


  1. generallyadverb

    Popularly or widely.

    It is generally known that the Earth is round.

  2. generallyadverb

    As a rule; usually.

    I generally have a walk in the afternoon.

  3. generallyadverb

    Without reference to specific details.

    Generally speaking...

  4. generallyadverb

    collectively; as a whole; without omissions

    I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered unto thee. uE000124690uE001 2 Sam. xvii.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Generallyadverb

    Etymology: from general.

    I am not a woman to be touch’d with so many giddy fancies as he hath generally taxed their whole sex withal. William Shakespeare.

    Generally we would not have those that read this work of Sylva Sylvarum, account it strange that we have set down particulars untried. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Generally speaking, they live very quietly. Joseph Addison, Guardian.

    Generally speaking, they have been gaining ever since, though with frequent interruptions. Jonathan Swift.


  1. generally

    Generally refers to something that is usually true or applies in most cases. It suggests an overall, broad or common trend or pattern. It can also be used to describe something that is not restricted or specialized, but applicable in a widespread or universal way.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Generallyadverb

    in general; commonly; extensively, though not universally; most frequently

  2. Generallyadverb

    in a general way, or in general relation; in the main; upon the whole; comprehensively

  3. Generallyadverb

    collectively; as a whole; without omissions


  1. GeneRally

    GeneRally is a freeware racing game originally developed by brothers Hannu and Jukka Räbinä from Finland. Although it features a 3D graphics engine, GeneRally has a top-down perspective, where you can see all the cars. Its art design calls to mind older arcade racing games such as Super Sprint and Slicks 'N' Slide. PCGamer, in an issue about free PC games, described it as "A minimalist Micro Machines".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Generally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #853

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Generally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1225

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Generally' in Adverbs Frequency: #92

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Generally in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Generally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Generally in a Sentence

  1. Alvin Tan:

    The dollar has generally been a safe haven, particularly against emerging market currencies. But it remains underperforming against the more traditional safe havens like the yen.

  2. Daniel Henn:

    Borrow the money from the bank or credit cards, or even family or friends, you generally don’t want the federal government as a creditor.

  3. Federico Rossi:

    Yachts are a conservative business. People generally want the same boat : classic, millennials are used to going outside the general boundaries. For us, it's a great opportunity -- shipyards that can take this [ demographic ] into consideration are only shipyards that build full custom ships.

  4. David Chesworth:

    It is generally thought that weights and treadmills are necessary to work out, but you can get strength and cardio benefits from doing a simple body-weight routine.

  5. Olivier Jakob:

    Demand is soft, generally, market participants find the market is fairly well balanced and don't seem to be too concerned about any potential supply disruptions.

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