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gen·er·al·ly

 (jĕn′ər-ə-lē)
adv.
1. Popularly; widely: generally known.
2.
a. As a rule; usually: The child generally has little to say.
b. For the most part: a generally boring speech.
3. Without reference to particular instances or details; not specifically: generally speaking.

generally

(ˈdʒɛnrəlɪ)
adv
1. usually; as a rule
2. commonly or widely
3. without reference to specific details or facts; broadly

gen•er•al•ly

(ˈdʒɛn ər ə li)

adv.
1. usually; ordinarily.
2. with respect to the larger part; for the most part: a generally favorable outlook.
3. without reference to particular persons, situations, etc., that may be an exception: generally speaking.
[1250–1300]
syn: See often.

generally

mainly
1. 'generally'

Generally means 'usually', 'in most cases', or 'on the whole'.

Paperback books are generally cheapest.
His answer was generally correct.
2. 'mainly'

Don't use generally to say that something is true about most of something, or about most of the people or things in a group. Use mainly.

The bedroom is mainly blue.
The people in the audience were mainly from Senegal or Mali.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.generally - usually; as a rule; "by and large it doesn't rain much here"
2.generally - without distinction of one from others; "he is interested in snakes in general"
specifically - in distinction from others; "a program specifically for teenagers"; "he is interested specifically in poisonous snakes"
3.generally - without regard to specific details or exceptions; "he interprets the law broadly"

generally

adverb
1. broadly, mainly, mostly, principally, on the whole, predominantly, in the main, for the most part University teachers generally have admitted a lack of enthusiasm about their subjects.
3. commonly, widely, publicly, universally, extensively, popularly, conventionally, customarily It is generally believed that drinking red wine in moderation is beneficial.
commonly individually, particularly

generally

adverb
In an expected or customary manner; for the most part:
Idioms: as usual, per usual.
Translations
بصورة عامّهعَادَةً
obecněobvyklecelkem
generelt
yleensäyleisestitavallisesti
općenito
általában
almennt; venjulega
一般に
일반적으로
ogólniepowszechniez regułyzazwyczajzwykle
na splošnoobičajno
i allmänhet
โดยทั่วไป
nói chung

generally

[ˈdʒenərəlɪ] ADV
1. (= on the whole) → en general, en líneas generales
generally, the course is okayen general or en líneas generales el curso está bien
his account was generally accuratesu relato fue en general or en líneas generales exacto
they broke the toys, fought, and generally misbehavedrompieron los juguetes, se pelearon y en general se portaron mal
2. (= usually) → generalmente, por lo general
we generally meet on Tuesdaysgeneralmente or por lo general nos reunimos los martes
3. (= widely) → generalmente
a generally accepted definitionuna definición generalmente aceptadauna definición aceptada por casi todo el mundo
it is generally believed thatla mayoría de la gente cree que ...generalmente, se cree que ...
it's not yet generally available (on sale) → no está todavía a la venta or en el mercado
4. generally speakingpor lo general, en términos generales

generally

[ˈdʒɛnrəli] adv
(= usually) → généralement
I generally go shopping on Saturday → Généralement, je fais mes courses le samedi.
(= overall) → dans l'ensemble
(= by most people) [accepted, regarded, thought] → communément
(= in most cases) → généralement
generally speaking (= as a rule) → en règle généraleGeneral Manager general manager ndirecteur/trice m/f général(e)general meeting nassemblée f généralegeneral practice n
(= work of general doctor) → médecine f générale
to be in general practice → être généraliste
(= organization) → cabinet m de médecine généralegeneral practitioner n(médecin m) généraliste m
Who's your general practitioner?
BUT Qui est votre médecin traitant?.general public n
the general public → le grand publicgeneral-purpose [ˌdʒɛnrəlˈpɜːrpəs] adj [tool, substance] → universel(le); [dictionary] → général(e)general science n (at school) physique, chimie et biologiegeneral strike ngrève f généraleGeneral Studies npl (British) cours de culture générale pour élèves spécialisés

generally

adv
(= on the whole, for the most part)im Großen und Ganzen; this is generally truedas trifft im Großen und Ganzen zu
(= usually, as a rule)im Allgemeinen, meist; they are generally cheapestsie sind meist or in der Regel am billigsten
(= widely) accepted, recognizedallgemein; availableüberall, allgemein
(= in general)im Allgemeinen; information on things generallyallgemeine Informationen; a few words on grants generallyein paar Worte zu Stipendien allgemein or im Allgemeinen; generally speakingim Allgemeinen

generally

[ˈdʒɛnrəlɪ] adv (usually) → in genere, di solito, generalmente; (for the most part) → nel complesso
he's generally disliked → è antipatico a tutti
generally speaking → in genere

general

(ˈdʒenərəl) adjective
1. of, involving etc all, most or very many people, things etc. The general feeling is that he is stupid; His general knowledge is good although he is not good at mathematics.
2. covering a large number of cases. a general rule.
3. without details. I'll just give you a general idea of the plan.
4. (as part of an official title) chief. the Postmaster General.
noun
in the British army, (a person of) the rank next below field marshal. General Smith.
ˈgeneralize, ˈgeneralise verb
1. to make a general rule etc that can be applied to many cases, based on a number of cases. He's trying to generalize from only two examples.
2. to talk (about something) in general terms. We should stop generalizing and discuss each problem separately.
ˌgeneraliˈzation, ˌgeneraliˈsation noun
ˈgenerally adverb
usually; by most people; on the whole. He is generally disliked; He generally wins.
General Certificate of EducationGCEgeneral election
an election in which the voters in every constituency are involved.
general practitionerGPgeneral store
a shop that sells a wide range of goods.
as a general rule
usually; in most cases. As a general rule, we don't employ unskilled workers.
in general
usually; in most cases; most of (a group of people etc). People in general were not very sympathetic; People were in general not very sympathetic.
the general public
the people of a town, country etc, considered as a group.

generally

عَادَةً obecně generelt meist γενικά generalmente yleensä généralement općenito generalmente 一般に 일반적으로 over het algemeen generelt ogólnie geralmente в целом i allmänhet โดยทั่วไป genellikle nói chung 通常
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While Amy dressed, she issued her orders, and Jo obeyed them, not without entering her protest, however, for she sighed as she rustled into her new organdie, frowned darkly at herself as she tied her bonnet strings in an irreproachable bow, wrestled viciously with pins as she put on her collar, wrinkled up her features generally as she shook out the handkerchief, whose embroidery was as irritating to her nose as the present mission was to her feelings, and when she had squeezed her hands into tight gloves with three buttons and a tassel, as the last touch of elegance, she turned to Amy with an imbecile expression of countenance, saying meekly.
There were three of the Winters boys in that family, John, Hal, and Edward, all broad-shouldered big fellows like old Windpeter himself and all fighters and woman-chasers and generally all-around bad ones.
Pavel, the tall one, was said to be an anarchist; since he had no means of imparting his opinions, probably his wild gesticulations and his generally excited and rebellious manner gave rise to this supposition.
It is generally believed that the Aborigines of the American continent have an Asiatic origin.
They were generally poverty-stricken; always plebeian and obscure; working with unsuccessful diligence at handicrafts; laboring on the wharves, or following the sea, as sailors before the mast; living here and there about the town, in hired tenements, and coming finally to the almshouse as the natural home of their old age.
All three give glimpses of the shops of grocers, block-makers, slop-sellers, and ship-chandlers, around the doors of which are generally to be seen, laughing and gossiping, clusters of old salts, and such other wharf-rats as haunt the Wapping of a seaport.
Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town.
The liquor soon mounted into their heads, as it generally does even with the arrantest topers newly landed from sea, and they began capering about most obstreperously.
There are generally forty-two teeth in all; in old whales, much worn down, but undecayed; nor filled after our artificial fashion.
All that was most sugared and musical and generally delusive in the old library of her fathers had been brought out to this little woodland library, and to that nucleus of old leather-bound poets and romancers, long since dead, yet as alive and singing on their shelves as any bird on the sunny boughs outside, my young lady's private purse had added all that was most sugared and musical and generally delusive in the vellum bound Japanese-paper literature of our own luxurious day.
There is not one sea-port in the whole kingdom: and those parts of the coasts into which the rivers issue, are so full of pointed rocks, and the sea generally so rough, that there is no venturing with the smallest of their boats; so that these people are wholly excluded from any commerce with the rest of the world.
On the other hand, as men generally derive confidence from their numbers, they might often encourage each other in an act of obduracy, and might be less sensible to the apprehension of suspicion or censure for an injudicious or affected clemency.

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