Thesaurus

basically

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of basically

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About basically

Time Traveler for basically

Time Traveler

The first known use of basically was in 1863

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near basically

basic

basically

basics

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Basically.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/basically. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on basically

Nglish: Translation of basically for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of basically for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!