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Definitions for generally
ˈdʒɛn ər ə ligen·er·al·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word generally.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. by and large, generally, more often than not, mostlyadverb

    usually; as a rule

    "by and large it doesn't rain much here"

  2. generally, in general, in the mainadverb

    without distinction of one from others

    "he is interested in snakes in general"

  3. broadly, loosely, broadly speaking, generallyadverb

    without regard to specific details or exceptions

    "he interprets the law broadly"

Wiktionary

  1. generallyadverb

    Popularly or widely.

    It is generally known that the Earth is round.

  2. generallyadverb

    As a rule; usually.

    I generally have a walk in the afternoon.

  3. generallyadverb

    Without reference to specific details.

    Generally speaking...

  4. generallyadverb

    collectively; as a whole; without omissions

    I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered unto thee. uE000124690uE001 2 Sam. xvii.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Generallyadverb

    Etymology: from general.

    I am not a woman to be touch’d with so many giddy fancies as he hath generally taxed their whole sex withal. William Shakespeare.

    Generally we would not have those that read this work of Sylva Sylvarum, account it strange that we have set down particulars untried. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Generally speaking, they live very quietly. Joseph Addison, Guardian.

    Generally speaking, they have been gaining ever since, though with frequent interruptions. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Generallyadverb

    in general; commonly; extensively, though not universally; most frequently

  2. Generallyadverb

    in a general way, or in general relation; in the main; upon the whole; comprehensively

  3. Generallyadverb

    collectively; as a whole; without omissions

Freebase

  1. GeneRally

    GeneRally is a freeware racing game originally developed by brothers Hannu and Jukka Räbinä from Finland. Although it features a 3D graphics engine, GeneRally has a top-down perspective, where you can see all the cars. Its art design calls to mind older arcade racing games such as Super Sprint and Slicks 'N' Slide. PCGamer, in an issue about free PC games, described it as "A minimalist Micro Machines".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'generally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #853

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'generally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1225

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'generally' in Adverbs Frequency: #92

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of generally in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of generally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of generally in a Sentence

  1. Edmund Burke:

    In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish; and of all things afraid of being too much in the right. But the works of malice and injustice are quite in another style. They are finished with a bold, masterly hand; touched as they are with the spirit of those vehement passions that call forth all our energies, whenever we oppress and persecute.

  2. Richard Aboulafia:

    Regional instability is generally good for arms sales, that combination of military threats, local wealth, and no locally-built alternatives makes the area the best in the world for arms exporters.

  3. Stuart Berger:

    Cardiac events during sports are uncommon for anyone, said Dr. Stuart Berger, division head of cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. While they can also occur in kids and teens, these injuries can happen whether or not people play sports. While many children can get injured on the field, the numbers are mostly declining – and sports are important for their physical and mental health, doctors say. They explain how to prevent and treat sports injury in kids. How many kids get injured playing sports Overall injuries due to youth participation in football show a dramatic decline since 2013, plateauing in 2020 and heading back up in 2021, according to the most recent figures from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Children should receive an hour of exercise per day. WavebreakMediaMicro/Adobe Stock Convincing your child to leave the screens behind to exercise is hard. Heres how to do it More than a million kids ages 5 to 14 were injured in sports and required a trip to the emergency room, according to the commission. Along with sports like basketball, soccer and football, the agency also reported significant injuries from things like playground equipment and skateboards. Children between the ages of 5 and 14 were most likely to be injured in football in 2021 : There were 110,171 reported injuries in children ages 5 to 14 in 2021, compared to 92,802 in youth and young adults aged 15 to 24. Soccer and basketball were also high risk for kids ’ injuries with 59,000 and 79,207 injuries, respectively. The sports with the highest rates of concussion were : boys ’ football, with 10.4 concussions per 10,000 athlete exposures ; girls ’ soccer, with 8.19 per 10,000 athlete exposures ; and boys ’ ice hockey, with 7.69 per 10,000 athlete exposures, according to a 2019 study. High contact sports like hockey, football, lacrosse and martial arts might be higher risk for serious injuries such as head injury, but even seemingly safer sports like swimming and track pose some risk for overuse injuries. And they all can be made safer with the right strategy, said Dr. Erin Grieb, pediatric primary care sports medicine physician at Stanford Medicine Children’s Orthopedic and Sports Stanford Medicine Center. Here’s what to do if your child plays sports. What to look out for When it comes to cardiac events, screening is crucial, Stuart Berger said. Generally, kids are safe to play sports and exercise without concern for cardiac events, but with all types of sports, it is important to do a physical with family history to identify those who might be at risk, he added. ‘ The concerns are that maybe there is somebody with an underlying cardiac abnormality, the screening is designed to bring that out and that we can identify, if possible, who those kids are.

  4. Matt Kennedy:

    For years, startups generally followed the same playbook, which was grow as fast as possible at whatever the burn rate, that's what their investors wanted to see. Capital was cheap, so losses didn't matter.

  5. Chief Executive Hossein Yassaie:

    Partly it is China, but also generally phones are now good enough that people do not upgrade them as quickly as they used to.

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