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Definitions for equally
ˈi kwə liequal·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. equally, as, every bitadverb

    to the same degree (often followed by `as')

    "they were equally beautiful"; "birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly"; "sang as sweetly as a nightingale"; "he is every bit as mean as she is"

  2. evenly, equallyadverb

    in equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way

    "a class evenly divided between girls and boys"; "they split their winnings equally"; "deal equally with rich and poor"


  1. equallyadverb

    In an equal manner in equal shares or proportion; with equal and impartial justice; without difference; alike; evenly; justly; as, equally taxed, furnished, etc.

    They shared equally in the spoils.

  2. equallyadverb

    In equal degree or extent; just as.

    The gas stations are equally far from the highway.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Equallyadverb

    Etymology: from equal.

    To reconcile mens vices to their fears is the aim of all the various schemes and projects of sin, and is equally intended by atheism and immorality. John Rogers, Sermon 15.

    They are equally impatient of their condition, equally tempted with the wages of unrighteousness, as if they were indeed poor. John Rogers, Sermon 2.

    If the motion of the sun were as unequal as of a ship, sometimes slow, and at others swift; or, if being constantly equally swift, it yet was not circular, and produced not the same appearances, it would not help us to measure time more than the motion of a comet does. John Locke.

    We shall use them,
    As we shall find their merits and our safety
    May equally determine. William Shakespeare, King Lear.


  1. equally

    Equally means to the same degree or extent, in a similar manner or identical quantity, giving the same rights, responsibilities or treatment to each individual or element. It implies fairness, equal distribution or uniformity, without giving priority or preferential treatment to anyone or anything. It is often associated with concepts such as equality, justice, and impartiality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equallyadverb

    in an equal manner or degree in equal shares or proportion; with equal and impartial justice; without difference; alike; evenly; justly; as, equally taxed, furnished, etc

Editors Contribution

  1. equallyadverb

    In an equal manner or to an equal amount or equal share.

    The family share equally with each other when they meet for social gatherings.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 27, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1572

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2629

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equally' in Adverbs Frequency: #145

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of equally in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of equally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of equally in a Sentence

  1. Tennessee Williams:

    Success and failure are equally disastrous.

  2. Luca Malgeri:

    This is the million dollar question, we are wide open. After the first run of the LHC, all possibilities are equally probable for new physics.

  3. College Board:

    Many AP courses, especially Many AP courses based in history and culture, deal with contested topics. The AP Program navigates those challenging waters by relying on our AP Principles. These principles make The AP Program abundantly clear that we stand against censorship and indoctrination equally.

  4. Greg Stanton:

    Because of the unacceptably disparate distribution of polling locations, I respectfully request the U.S. Department of Justice investigate what took place [...] to ensure all voters are treated equally.

  5. Putin Biden:

    We will continue providing Ukraine with security assistance, not to encourage war, but to allow Ukraine to defend itself, let me be clear: We do not believe that there is a military solution in Ukraine. Let me be equally clear: We do not believe Russia has the right to do what they're doing.

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