equal·​ly | \ ˈē-kwə-lē \

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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Setting up the two remote controls that come alongside the Wireless Speakers is equally as simple. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Roku TV Wireless Speakers review: easy listening," 29 Nov. 2018 The on-site restaurant often books out months in advance, but luckily, the room service menu is equally as impressive (Buckley recommends the crab-stuffed donuts with wasabi and chopped egg). Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Flight Deal: U.S. to London from $422 Round-Trip on Virgin Atlantic," 1 Oct. 2018 Carpenter kept things graphic and cute for her fitting in rad plaid pieces, but for the big day, upped her game with a fitted militaristic dress punctuated by equally bold accessories. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Va-Va-Versace! Sabrina Carpenter Goes Inside the Spectacular Spring Show," 24 Sep. 2018 Rough seas The Ferrari case is equally if not more grizzly. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "“Get a warrant”—Florida appeals court admonishes cops in two murder cases," 8 Sep. 2018 While there appear to be more tender moments between Fergie, Beatrice, and Eugenie, the girls' relationship with both parents is equally as special. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Body Language Experts Analyze Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's Relationship With Their Kids," 28 Aug. 2018 Mayor John Cranley vetoed parking plans in 2015 and 2016, saying parking should be available equally to all city residents because every neighborhood helped pay for the streetcar and Washington Park's makeover. Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati unveils long-awaited OTR residential parking plan. Only thing missing? The cost.," 13 July 2018 Now 74, LaBelle is equally adept performing soul, funk, gospel, pop or jazz. George Varga, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Bayside Summer Nights concert series will feature fireworks galore, plus a few rock and R&B legends," 28 June 2018 But equally indisputably, Joe Jackson was the driving force that introduced the world to one of pop music’s most famous musical dynasties—and one of its greatest artists. Monée Fields-white, The Root, "Joe Jackson, Controversial Patriarch of a Musical Dynasty, Has Died at 89," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of equally

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of equally

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

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