What does generally mean?

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

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

ChatGPT

  1. generally

    Generally refers to something that is usually true or applies in most cases. It suggests an overall, broad or common trend or pattern. It can also be used to describe something that is not restricted or specialized, but applicable in a widespread or universal way.

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

Wikidata

  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. Howard Archer:

    The overall improvement in corporate profitability supports hopes that companies will invest at a decent rate over the coming months, generally improved corporate profitability is also supportive to employment. It may also encourage companies to lift pay, which is important for sustainable healthy consumer spending.

  2. Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings:

    Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is the resolute acceptance of death.

  3. State Department aide David Holmes:

    I was surprised the requirement was so specific and concrete, while we had advised our Ukrainian counterparts to voice a commitment to following the rule of law and generally to investigating credible corruption allegations, this was a demand that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky personally commit to a specific investigation of President Trump's political rival on a cable news channel.

  4. 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.

  5. Labor Secretary Seth Harris:

    Car companies are saying they're not able to continue production. Retailers are losing access to product. Agricultural products are rotting in their containers because they can't be shipped overseas, when all that economic impact began to be felt, it became very difficult for the President to do nothing. If Secretary Perez determines that there's no hope of reaching an agreement, the President could be forced to make a difficult choice. . Under the Taft-Hartley Act,, if the President concludes that a strike or labor dispute is a threat to the country's health or safety, he can go to court and seek an injunction to force everybody back to work. This is where a labor dispute could become a more complicated political issue. President Barack Obama is on track to send Congress legislation that will give President Barack Obama fast-track trade authority, an essential tool to win congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim nations, making it the largest trade deal in American history. The labor movement is generally strongly opposed to fast-track authority and the Trans Pacific Partnership.

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