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chiefly

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adverb chief·ly \ˈchē-flē\

Definition of chiefly

  1. 1 :  most importantly :  principally, especially

  2. 2 :  for the most part :  mostly, mainly

Examples of chiefly in a Sentence

  1. our video collection consists chiefly of comedies, but we have a few horror movies

First Known Use of chiefly

14th century


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chiefly

adjective chief·ly

Definition of chiefly

  1. :  of or relating to a chief chiefly duties

First Known Use of chiefly

1870


CHIEFLY Defined for English Language Learners

chiefly

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adverb

Definition of chiefly for English Language Learners

  • : mainly or mostly


CHIEFLY Defined for Kids

chiefly

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adverb chief·ly \ˈchē-flē\

Definition of chiefly for Students

  1. 1 :  above all :  most importantly We're chiefly concerned with safety.

  2. 2 :  for the most part Owls are active chiefly at night.



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