What does specially mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. specially, especiallyadverb

    in a special manner

    "a specially arranged dinner"

  2. particularly, peculiarly, especially, speciallyadverb

    to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common

    "he was particularly fussy about spelling"; "a particularly gruesome attack"; "under peculiarly tragic circumstances"; "an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger"


  1. speciallyadverb

    For a special purpose.

    We had this cake made specially for your birthday.

  2. speciallyadverb


    She's specially good at running.

  3. speciallyadverb

    in particular

    I love all animals, specially cute furry ones.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Speciallyadverb

    Etymology: from special.

    Specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord. Deutr.

    A brother beloved, specially to me. Phil. xvi.

    If there be matter of law that carries any difficulty, the jury may, to deliver themselves from an attaint, find it specially. Matthew Hale.


  1. specially

    "Specially" is an adverb that primarily means for a special purpose, specifically, or particularly. It refers to something that is done in a distinctive or individual way, often related to a particular task or situation. It can also imply that an action was carried out with a definite intention or aim.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Speciallyadverb

    in a special manner; particularly; especially

  2. Speciallyadverb

    for a particular purpose; as, a meeting of the legislature is specially summoned

Suggested Resources

  1. Specially

    Specially vs. Especially -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Specially and Especially.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'specially' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4650

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'specially' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4114

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'specially' in Adverbs Frequency: #295

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of specially in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of specially in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of specially in a Sentence

  1. Victor Ivan:

    His victory shows a division, and this could create more issues specially for other ethnic groups. I don't know how he will tackle Muslims and Tamils.

  2. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    The memory should be specially taxed in youth, since it is then that it is strongest and most tenacious. But in choosing the things that should be committed to memory the utmost care and forethought must be exercised; as lessons well learnt in youth are never forgotten.

  3. Jeff Zients:

    This vaccine is specifically formulated for these young kids. So we're launching a new program especially for kids under 5. The planning process is well underway. CDC is working with states to help them prepare. We've secured enough vaccine supply for all kids in this age group, all 18 million. We have enough needles, syringes and kits, and these are all specially formulated or made for this age group to send alongside the vaccine, we're working closely with pediatricians and family doctors and children's hospitals and pharmacies to make sure the vaccine is available at thousands of locations across the country.

  4. Normand Boivin:

    These specially created scents will give passengers traveling through Terminal 2 an exclusive preview of destinations that only Heathrow connects to [from the UK].

  5. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin:

    The point I made specially is the necessity of providing security in the run-up to the future elections. Security first. Without security we can't deliver on anything further.

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