equally

adverb
equal·​ly | \ ˈē-kwə-lē How to pronounce equally (audio) \

Definition of equally

1 : in an equal or uniform manner : evenly sharing the money equally
2 : to an equal degree respected equally by young and old

Examples of equally in a Sentence

The money will be distributed equally among the winners. My opinions are equally valid. She's respected equally by the young and old. The two projects are equally important.
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Recent Examples on the Web Supporters say the law before the House on Thursday is long overdue and would ensure that every person is treated equally under the law. Kevin Freking, Anchorage Daily News, "US House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people," 26 Feb. 2021 Supporters say the law before the House on Thursday is long overdue and would ensure that every person is treated equally under the law. oregonlive, "House passes Equality Act to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people," 26 Feb. 2021 Supporters say the law before the House on Thursday is long overdue and would ensure that every person is treated equally under the law. Kevin Freking, chicagotribune.com, "House poised to pass Equality Act, expanding LGBTQ protections, but Senate fight awaits," 25 Feb. 2021 Supporters say the law before the House on Thursday is long overdue and would ensure that every person is treated equally under the law. Kevin Freking, Star Tribune, "House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people," 25 Feb. 2021 The key to remote-work longevity, say some observers, is whether companies can formalize guidelines so all employees are treated equally across the organization. Stephanie Stamm, WSJ, "Is a Home Office Actually More Productive? Some Workers Think So.," 2 Jan. 2021 If these companies are bailed out by the government, will domestic and foreign debt-holders be treated equally? Michael Hochberg, National Review, "The Bill Is Coming Due for China’s ‘Capitalist’ Experiment," 1 Jan. 2021 But not every car fares equally well in automatic carwashes, especially the kinds that drag a car set to the neutral gear through the brushes. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, "A Trip to the Automatic Carwash Can Be Tricky in Newer Vehicles," 26 Dec. 2020 This jack-of-all-trades monitor functions well in a home office and can be easily connected to your laptop or serve equally well as a secondary monitor for your desktop computer. Allen Foster, chicagotribune.com, "HP 23er review: Can this affordable monitor help with productivity?," 22 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of equally

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of equally was in the 14th century

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1 Mar 2021

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“Equally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equally. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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equally

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of equally

: in an equal or even manner
: to an equal degree or extent

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