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Princeton's WordNet

  1. normally, usually, unremarkably, commonly, ordinarilyadverb

    under normal conditions

    "usually she was late"


  1. usuallyadverb

    Most of the time; less than always, but more than occasionally.

    Except for one or two days a year, he usually walks to work.

  2. usuallyadverb

    Under normal conditions.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Usuallyadverb

    Commonly; frequently; customarily.

    Etymology: from usual.

    If men’s desires are usually as large as their abilities, what course we took to allure the former, by that we might engage the latter. Robert South, Sermons.

    Where men err against this method, it is usually on purpose, and to shew their learning. Jonathan Swift.


  1. usually

    A convention is a set of agreed, stipulated, or generally accepted standards, norms, social norms, or criteria, often taking the form of a custom. In a social context, a convention may retain the character of an "unwritten law" of custom (for example, the manner in which people greet each other, such as by shaking each other's hands). Certain types of rules or customs may become law and sometimes they may be further codified to formalize or enforce the convention (for example, laws that define on which side of the road vehicles must be driven). In physical sciences, numerical values (such as constants, quantities, or scales of measurement) are called conventional if they do not represent a measured property of nature, but originate in a convention, for example an average of many measurements, agreed between the scientists working with these values.


  1. usually

    Usually refers to something that occurs most of the time or as a general rule. It indicates a common or typical occurrence or behavior in a specific situation or context.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Usually' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #492

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Usually' in Written Corpus Frequency: #594

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Usually' in Adverbs Frequency: #69

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Usually in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Usually in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Usually in a Sentence

  1. Todd Bowles:

    I think when you take a head job you have to wear a lot of hats, but you don't ever experience wearing those hats, when you understand that going in … without the experience I think you tend to do things a little differently. You have to be man enough to know when you can change things. Usually, when people get fired, they blame everybody else. The first thing I did was look within Todd Bowles, and there were a lot of things I can do better. BRUCE ARIANS DISMISSES TOM BRADY BEEF AFTER ANNOUNCING HE IS STEPPING DOWN AS BUCS HEAD COACH.

  2. Kyle Busch:

    Just to be able to spend the day with Samantha, Brexton, and now Lennix is a good way to spend the day, we only have one off week the entire year, and with having a new baby in the house and with how much we travel, it will be nice to just enjoy the day at home and not anywhere to be like we usually do.

  3. Margaret Thatcher:

    I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds; and I very rarely change it.

  4. William Feather:

    Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.

  5. Del Castillo:

    It was very effective mainly because it interfered with people’s movement, usually they’re in a hurry and want to get somewhere, and if they’re stopped and have to show their ID and geta summons, it delays them.

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