usually

adverb usu·al·ly \ ˈyü-zhə-wə-lē , -zhə-lē ; ˈyüzh-wə-lē , ˈyüzh-lē \

Definition of usually

: according to the usual or ordinary course of things : most often : as a rule : customarily, ordinarily
  • a trip that usually takes an hour
  • a time of year when the weather is usually hot
  • On weekdays, I usually biked alone around San Francisco.
  • —Oliver Sacks
  • To establish a new epoch, geologists usually have to find clear evidence in the rock record of a massive, planet-altering shift.
  • —Gayathri Vaidyanathan
  • Celebrity outbursts are usually so outrageous that the average person can't really relate to them.
  • —Kyra Kyles
  • These chemicals usually do not kill the insects: a plant does not care whether predators die; it just wants them to go away and not come back.
  • —Mark P. Mattson

First Known Use of usually

15th century

in the meaning defined above

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