originally

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adverb orig·i·nal·ly \ə-ˈri-jə-nəl-ē; -ˈrij-nə-lē, -ˈri-jən-\

Definition of originally

  1. 1 archaic :  by origin or derivation :  inherently

  2. 2 :  in the beginning :  in the first place :  initially

  3. 3 :  in a fresh or original manner

Examples of originally in a sentence

  1. That van originally belonged to us.

  2. The building was originally a school.

  3. They originally planned to fix their old car, but they decided to buy a new one instead.

  4. Originally, the word had a very different meaning from its current meaning.

  5. a New Yorker who is originally from Mexico

  6. She has shown an ability to think originally about ways to improve the company.

14th Century

First Known Use of originally

14th century


ORIGINALLY Defined for English Language Learners

originally

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adverb orig·i·nal·ly \ə-ˈri-jə-nəl-ē; -ˈrij-nə-lē, -ˈri-jən-\

Definition of originally for English Language Learners

  • : in the beginning : when something first happened or began

  • : in a new, fresh, or original way



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