What does mostly mean?

Definitions for mostly
ˈmoʊst limost·ly

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

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. Mike Braun:

    I was not calculating what I was doing back then to become a politician. I've done that out of frustration with what happens in DC, my wife and I were lifelong conservatives and Republicans living in a county that was, you know, completely Democratic in all the offices. So if you wanted to weigh in on your local and county elections, anybody that was a Republican there mostly voted in the Democratic.

  2. Mohammed Abdo Al-Qubati:

    Sixty percent of the cases are due to mines, thirty percent from road accidents, and the rest mostly from gun shots.

  3. Konstantin Bogomolov:

    It's a bit of mockery of the political situation in general, of course. But mostly it's about the aesthetics of society, how we speak of what's going on, by having a go at the aesthetics of the society, rather than political questions, you hit the people harder.

  4. Robert Durst:

    Because what I’m saying is mostly the truth, there are certain things I would lie about, certain very important things.

  5. Richard Craig:

    It's an extremely negative reaction, such as annoyance or disgust, mostly to specific sounds such as chewing, clicking, tapping and whispering, there is a tendency for people who experience synesthesia and misophonia to also experience Super Bowl ASMR, so there is some overlap here.

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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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    • A. tight
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