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Definitions for mostly
ˈmoʊst limost·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word mostly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. largely, mostly, for the most partadverb

    in large part; mainly or chiefly

    "These accounts are largely inactive"

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

    usually; as a rule

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

Wiktionary

  1. mostlyadverb

    Mainly or chiefly; for the most part; usually, generally, on the whole.

    They're mostly good people, although they have made a few mistakes.

  2. mostlyadverb

    To the greatest extent; most.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mostlyadverb

    For the greatest part.

    Etymology: from most.

    This image of God, namely, natural reason, if totally or mostly defaced, the right of government doth cease. Francis Bacon.

ChatGPT

  1. mostly

    Mostly is an adverb that refers to the majority or larger part of something. It denotes primarily, largely, or chiefly. It's often used to indicate that a particular thing is true or happens for the greater part of the time or in most cases.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mostlyadverb

    for the greatest part; for the most part; chiefly; in the main

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mostly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2669

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mostly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2320

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mostly' in Adverbs Frequency: #210

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mostly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mostly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of mostly in a Sentence

  1. Pratoomporn Somritsuk:

    A lot of ladies here working in nightlife are mostly from a poor family or upcountry, they have no chance to go work in a company.

  2. Martha McKittrick:

    One guy I counseled lost 80 pounds. ... He's been on a fairly rigid plan -- mostly fruit, protein and vegetables -- but this is what he wanted. Now he's excited about taking one day a week to have three pieces of pizza or whatever he desires... and he's excited about it and looking forward to it.

  3. Ruth Terry:

    Mostly, I was afraid I was going to make him crazy, he needs his alone time, and that was already hard to come by in such a small place.

  4. Anne Meyer:

    Mostly people honk or give a thumbs up, our fear is that we don't want people to get in the way. We aren't trying to make it a celebrity status, because Plowy McPlowface has a job to do, and we want to make sure they can get the job done.

  5. Priyanka Chopra:

    No one will say that a woman is getting paid less because she’s a woman of color, but the numbers mostly end up reflecting that.

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Translations for mostly

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  • найболейBelarusian
  • обикновено, главно, в повечето случаи, в по-голямата си частBulgarian
  • většinou, vesměs, převážněCzech
  • meistensGerman
  • plimulteEsperanto
  • principalmenteSpanish
  • enimmäkseen, lähinnäFinnish
  • mestFaroese
  • surtoutFrench
  • अधिकतरHindi
  • հիմնականումArmenian
  • per lo più, soprattuttoItalian
  • overwegend, meestalDutch
  • główniePolish
  • principalmente, normalmente, sobretudoPortuguese
  • mai cu seamă, în special, mai alesRomanian
  • чаще всего, в основном, по большей части, главным образомRussian
  • углавном, uglavnom, превасходно, prevashodnoSerbo-Croatian
  • predovšetkýmSlovak
  • predvsém, v glávnemSlovene
  • здебільшого, переважно, головним чином, звичайноUkrainian
  • mödadiloVolapük

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