What does chiefly mean?

Definitions for chiefly
ˈtʃif lichiefly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chiefly, principally, primarily, mainly, in the main(adverb)

    for the most part

    "he is mainly interested in butterflies"

Wiktionary

  1. chiefly(Adverb)

    especially or primarily; above all

  2. chiefly(Adverb)

    mainly or principally; almost entirely

  3. chiefly(Adjective)

    of, or relating to a chief

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chiefly(adverb)

    in the first place; principally; preeminently; above; especially

  2. Chiefly(adverb)

    for the most part; mostly

How to pronounce chiefly?

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

How to say chiefly in sign language?

  1. chiefly

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chiefly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chiefly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of chiefly in a Sentence

  1. Arnold Bennett:

    Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.

  2. Lee Hardman:

    Still the focus is on increasing concerns over slowing growth in a number of emerging economies, chiefly China. And within the G10 currencies, the Aussie and New Zealand dollars are the proxies for that, the majors are still fairly trendless.

  3. Zelda Fitzgerald, 1922:

    [S]he refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring.

  4. Marianne Moore:

    When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.

  5. Francis Quarles:

    Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.

Images & Illustrations of chiefly

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