Definition of Primarily

1. Adverb. For the most part. "He is mainly interested in butterflies"

Exact synonyms: Chiefly, In The Main, Mainly, Principally
Partainyms: Chief, Primary, Principal



2. Adverb. Of primary import. "It was in the first place a local matter"
Exact synonyms: In The First Place
Partainyms: Primary
Antonyms: Secondarily

Definition of Primarily

1. adv. In a primary manner; in the first place; in the first place; in the first intention; originally.

Definition of Primarily

1. Adverb. (context: focus) Of a primary or central nature, first and foremost ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Primarily

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Primarily

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primages
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primal horde
primal hordes
primal scene
primal scream
primal screams
primal therapy
primalities
primality
primally
primaquine
primaries
primarily (current term)
primariness
primary
primary(a)
primary alcohol
primary alcohols
primary amenorrhea
primary amine
primary amines
primary atypical pneumonia
primary care
primary care physician
primary cell
primary cell wall
primary censorship

Literary usage of Primarily

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1. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"In the second degree ; in the second order; not primarily ; not originally; ... These atoms make the wind primarily tend downwards, though other accidental ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"That this is primarily due to the action of light is proved by the fact that cave animals, or those living in darkness, are white or bleached out, ..."

3. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1872)
"Laughter primarily the expression of joy — Ludicrous ideas — Movements of the ... Laughter seems primarily to be the expression of mere joy or happiness. ..."

4. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1913)
"Laughter primarily the expression of joy—Ludicrous ideas —Movements of the ... Laughter seems primarily to be the expression of mere joy or happiness. ..."

5. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1886)
"Laughter primarily the expression of joy — Ludicrous ideas — Movements of the ... Laughter seems primarily to be the expression of mere joy or happiness. ..."

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