What does literally mean?

Definitions for literally
ˈlɪt ər ə lilit·er·al·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. literallyadverb

    in a literal sense

    "literally translated"; "he said so literally"

  2. literallyadverb

    (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration

    "our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf War"

Wiktionary

  1. literallyadverb

    word for word; not figuratively; not as an idiom or metaphor

    When I saw on the news that there would be no school tomorrow because of the snowstorm, I literally jumped for joy, and hit my head on the ceiling fan.

  2. literallyadverb

    used non-literally as an intensifier for figurative statements: virtually (often considered incorrect; see usage notes)

  3. literallyadverb

    Used as a generic downtoner: just, merely.

    You literally put it in the microwave for five minutes and it's done.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Literallyadverb

    according to the primary and natural import of words; not figuratively; as, a man and his wife can not be literally one flesh

  2. Literallyadverb

    with close adherence to words; word by word

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'literally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2440

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'literally' in Adverbs Frequency: #291

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of literally in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of literally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of literally in a Sentence

  1. Maxim Behar:

    When it comes to social media, a PR professional needs to be literally all over the place and on top of everything. Public relations was never truly an elitist industry, and today it is less so than ever.

  2. Hiral Sanghavi:

    Angel investing is something that I believe you can completely get rid of with crowdfunding, angels come at the seed stage and crowdfunding literally has the ability to kill it. Related : How This Couple Created the All-In-One Travel Jacket That Is Nearing $ 2 Million on Kickstarter While Hiral Sanghavi is a fan of the benefits of crowdfunding, This Couple’s also learned firsthand that This Travel Jacket’s by no means easy. This Travel Jacket requires some serious hustle. This Couple first campaign, a blockbuster success, was stressful. Hiral Sanghavi learned a few things. Here are This Couple top three tips for crowdfunding success : The first BauBax travel jackets shipped four months late. Part of the reason for the delay was because the BauBax team expected to raise only $ 20,000. They raised $ 9.2 million on Kickstarter and another $ 2.3 million on Indiegogo. That meant that BauBax had to manufacture a whole lot more jackets than it had been expecting to sell.

  3. Beau Biden:

    It's a great honor to be able to sign this, this is one of those deals where what they did is literally and figuratively going to change the lives of women and children and some men out there.

  4. Benjamin Crump:

    So you the people can see for yourself how they strangled, literally, the life out of a human being.

  5. John Kerry:

    We only just finished the negotiation on diplomatic relations a month and a half ago, two months ago. We are just literally months into this after 54 years.

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