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chief·ly

 (chēf′lē)
adv.
1. Above all; especially: an actor who is famous chiefly for her first two movies.
2. Almost entirely; mainly: The complaints were chiefly about slow service.
adj.
Of or relating to a chief: chiefly responsibilities.

chiefly

(ˈtʃiːflɪ)
adv
1. especially or essentially; above all
2. in general; mainly; mostly
adj
(Anthropology & Ethnology) of or relating to a chief or chieftain

chief•ly

(ˈtʃif li)

adv.
1. primarily; essentially: wanted chiefly for armed robbery.
2. mainly; mostly: The dish consisted chiefly of noodles.
adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or like a chief: chiefly duty.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.chiefly - for the most part; "he is mainly interested in butterflies"

chiefly

adverb
1. especially, essentially, principally, primarily, above all We are chiefly concerned with the welfare of the children.
2. mainly, largely, usually, mostly, in general, on the whole, predominantly, in the main a committee composed chiefly of grey-haired old gentlemen
Translations
بِصورَةٍ رَئيسيَّه
hlavně
først og fremmesthovedsageligt
ĉefe
etupäässäpääasiallisestipääasiassapääosinsuurimmaksi osaksi
főleg
aîallega, einkum
predvsem
huvudsakligen
başlıcaesas olarak

chiefly

[ˈtʃiːflɪ] ADVprincipalmente, sobre todo

chiefly

[ˈtʃiːfli] adv
(= mainly) → principalement, surtout
chiefly because → principalement du fait que
chiefly because of → principalement du fait de
The experiment failed, chiefly because the wind was too strong → L'expérience a échoué, principalement du fait que le vent soufflait trop fort.
[remembered, known] → surtout
[confined to] → principalement; [concerned] → surtout
to be chiefly responsible for sth → être le principal responsable de qch(la)(e)chief of police npréfet de police(préfète)m/fChief of Staff nchef mf d'État-majorchief operating officer nprésident(e) m/fchief superintendent n (British)commissaire mf divisionnaire

chiefly

advhauptsächlich, in erster Linie, vor allem

chiefly

[ˈtʃiːflɪ] advprincipalmente, per lo più

chief

(tʃiːf) adjective
greatest in importance etc. the chief cause of disease.
noun
the head of a clan or tribe, or a department, business etc.
ˈchiefly adverb
mainly. She became ill chiefly because she did not eat enough.
ˌchief eˈxecutive ˌofficer noun
(also CEO) the president of a large company.
ˈchieftain (-tən) noun
the head of a clan, tribe etc.
References in classic literature ?
His prayers reflected what he was thinking about at the time, and it was chiefly through them that we got to know his feelings and his views about things.
There's nothing much to explain, mother," he said; though he explained, nevertheless--looking chiefly at Edna--that he could only meet the gentleman whom he intended to join at Vera Cruz by taking such and such a steamer, which left New Orleans on such a day; that Beaudelet was going out with his lugger-load of vegetables that night, which gave him an opportunity of reaching the city and making his vessel in time.
These varlets pretend to be bent chiefly on their sun-down meal, but the moment it is dark they will be on our trail, as true as hounds on the scent.
This necessary article was scarce, and dear; and the inhabitants lived chiefly on the flesh of buffaloes.
Our acquaintance with the whole subject is derived chiefly from tradition.
Indeed, so far as its physical aspect is concerned, with its flat, unvaried surface, covered chiefly with wooden houses, few or none of which pretend to architectural beauty -- its irregularity, which is neither picturesque nor quaint, but only tame -- its long and lazy street, lounging wearisomely through the whole extent of be peninsula, with Gallows Hill and New Guinea at one end, and a view of the alms-house at the other -- such being the features of my native town, it would be quite as reasonable to form a sentimental attachment to a disarranged checker-board.
Now, the spouting canal of the Sperm Whale, chiefly intended as it is for the conveyance of air, and for several feet laid along, horizontally, just beneath the upper surface of his head, and a little to one side; this curious canal is very much like a gas-pipe laid down in a city on one side of a street.
The child was announced and considered in the family as Miss Ophelia's girl; and, as she was looked upon with no gracious eye in the kitchen, Miss Ophelia resolved to confine her sphere of operation and instruction chiefly to her own chamber.
Others--as most legislators, politicians, lawyers, ministers, and office-holders--serve the state chiefly with their heads; and, as the rarely make any moral distinctions, they are as likely to serve the devil, without intending it, as God.
For instance, those which describe lowly, peaceful, and affectionate home life; those which deal with love, in any and all forms, from mere kindly feeling and honest good will toward the passing stranger, clear up to courtship; those which deal with outdoor Nature, in its softest and loveliest aspects--with meadows and forests, and birds and flowers, the fragrance and sunshine of summer, and the moonlight of peaceful winter nights; in a word, those which deal with any and all forms of rest, respose, and peace; those also which deal with the creatures and marvels of fairyland; and lastly and chiefly, in those words which express pathos, is the language surpassingly rich and affective.
The element of romance in Aurelia's marriage existed chiefly in the fact that Mr.
Even before Miss Taylor had ceased to hold the nominal office of governess, the mildness of her temper had hardly allowed her to impose any restraint; and the shadow of authority being now long passed away, they had been living together as friend and friend very mutually attached, and Emma doing just what she liked; highly esteeming Miss Taylor's judgment, but directed chiefly by her own.