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Definitions for Originally
əˈrɪdʒ ə nl iorig·i·nal·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. originallyadverb

    in an original manner

  2. primitively, originally, in the beginningadverb

    with reference to the origin or beginning

  3. in the first place, earlier, in the beginning, to begin with, originallyadverb

    before now

    "why didn't you tell me in the first place?"


  1. originallyadverb

    As it was in the beginning.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Originallyadverb

    Etymology: from original.

    A very great difference between a king that holdeth his crown by a willing act of estates, and one that holdeth it originally by the law of nature and descent of blood. Francis Bacon.

    A present blessing upon our fasts, is neither originally due from God’s justice, nor becomes due to us from his veracity. George Smalridge, Sermons.

    The metallic and mineral matter, found in the perpendicular intervals of the strata, was originally, and at the time of the deluge, lodged in the bodies of those strata. John Woodward.

    For what originally others writ,
    May be so well disguis’d and so improv’d,
    That with some justice it may pass for yours. Wentworth Dillon.


  1. Originally

    Originally is an album by drummer Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers recorded in 1956, but not released on the Columbia label until 1982. The album features unreleased tracks from the sessions that produced The Jazz Messengers and Hard Bop which have since been released as bonus tracks on those albums and Drum Suite.


  1. originally

    Originally refers to the first point or source of something, the beginning or the initial state. It can also mean in the first place, or from the start.


  1. Originally

    Originally is a 1956 LP release by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers for Columbia records. Though recorded in 1956, it was not printed until decades later. It features recordings from separate dates with different musicians, including trumpeter Donald Byrd, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Horace Silver, bassist Doug Watkins, alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, and trumpeter Bill Hardman.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Originally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2372

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Originally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2073

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Originally' in Adverbs Frequency: #183

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Originally in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Originally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Originally in a Sentence

  1. Frank Marshall:

    It’s not a fun fact but we originally went to scout New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina, and then when the Hurricane hit [ in 2005 ] the studio wanted us to move and shoot somewhere else because the entire infrastructure of the city was pretty much destroyed.

  2. Rafida Ahmed:

    This looks much scarier than we originally thought.

  3. James Comey:

    I asked the president tweeted on Friday after I got fired that I better hope theres not tapes. I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday night because it didnt dawn on me originally, that there might be corroboration for our conversation, there might a tape.

  4. Jeff Dennis:

    Although this was due to an old breach [ and ] this is old information, now it's out there in the public domain, anyone who has basic search skills can now go find that database and exploit it, which was not the case when the data was originally taken.

  5. James McGlew:

    Quite clearly there's an expectation following last week's rate drop that their margins aren't going to be squeezed as tightly as markets were originally thinking.

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