practically

adverb prac·ti·cal·ly \ ˈprak-ti-k(ə-)lē \

Definition of practically

1 :in a practical manner
  • look practically at the problem
2 :almost, nearly
  • practically everyone

Examples of practically in a Sentence

  1. The room's ceiling was so low that we practically had to crawl.

  2. I talk to him practically everyday.

  3. The project is practically complete.

  4. Football is practically a religion in some places.

  5. Practically speaking, Alaska is too far to go for just a few days.

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First Known Use of practically

1571


PRACTICALLY Defined for English Language Learners

practically

adverb

Definition of practically for English Language Learners

  • : almost or nearly

  • : in a way that is reasonable or logical : in a practical way


PRACTICALLY Defined for Kids

practically

adverb prac·ti·cal·ly \ ˈprak-ti-kə-lē \

Definition of practically for Students

1 :almost
  • It rained practically all night.
2 :in a way that is reasonable or logical
  • Practically speaking, it's too far to drive.


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