Definition of Mostly

1. Adverb. In large part; mainly or chiefly. "These accounts are largely inactive"

Exact synonyms: For The Most Part, Largely
Partainyms: Most



2. Adverb. Usually; as a rule. "By and large it doesn't rain much here"

Definition of Mostly

1. adv. For the greatest part; for the most part; chiefly; in the main.

Definition of Mostly

1. Adverb. (context: focus) Mainly or chiefly; for the most part; usually, generally, on the whole. ¹

2. Adverb. (obsolete) To the greatest extent; most. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mostly

1. mainly [adv] - See also: mainly

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mostly

most significant bit
most significant bits
most significant byte
most significant bytes
most unattractive
most undesirable
most unpleasant
most unsuitable
most valuable player
most wicked
most widespread
mostaccioli
moste
mostest
mostests
mostly (current term)
mosts
mostwhat
mosy
mosying
mot juste
mota
motard
motards
motation
motations
motavizumab
motccil
mote
moted

Literary usage of Mostly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1876)
"Petals erect, mostly smaller than the calyx-lobes, inserted in the sinuses. Stamens as many as the petals and alternate with them : anthers commonly very ..."

2. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1912)
"Flavius and Marullus keep R and RC; the rest of the crowd mostly L and LC at opening. lThe woman presses forward here as if to speak. ..."

3. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"Therefore, Black Earth mostly covers the surface of the lower table-lands, ... This fertile soil appears mostly in the western and southern parts of the ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Survey 34:152- 4 My 15 '15 mostly moujik—a glimpse of the Russian artel and ... war—Belligerents—Russia Industries and resources mostly moujik—a glimpse of ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"All objects thrown out with this soil were collected and listed tery ; unclassified stones, mostly broken or chipped. The entire collection apparently ..."

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