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?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say chiefly in sign language?

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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. William E. Channing:

    It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.

  2. Archbishop William Temple, 1955:

    It is a mistake to suppose that God is only, or even chiefly, concerned with religion.

  3. Camden Webb:

    I think there are two factors chiefly in play – one is that a lot of folks in the banking industry don’t understand the firearms industry, but I also think that it was the regulatory environment that identified the industry as riskier than others, but now, as I ’m talking to banker friends about the industry, they are much more willing to learn about the industry and address that knowledge gap and I think that’s a great thing.

  4. Immanuel Kant, CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON:

    Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public.

  5. Calvin Moore:

    [The boy has been] in the hospital and doing much better, but there’s obviously a long road to recovery ahead before he can be brought back, our concern chiefly is for the safety of the boy, and to make sure he’s brought back to the United States and put into the safe, supportive environment that he deserves.

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