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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 ?
The superiority of influence in favor of the particular governments would result partly from the diffusive construction of the national government, but chiefly from the nature of the objects to which the attention of the State administrations would be directed.
The interval, with the exception of the last few months, has been chiefly spent by the author tossing about on the wide ocean.
But chiefly, let the music of them be recreative, and with some strange changes.
Though the Britons were conquered and chiefly supplanted later on by the Anglo-Saxons, enough of them, as we shall see, were spared and intermarried with the victors to transmit something of their racial qualities to the English nation and literature.
Their objects were, chiefly, present subsistence, and the purchase of horses for the contemplated journey, though they were likewise to collect as much peltries as their diminished means would command.
For which reason the art of money-getting seems to be chiefly conversant about trade, and the business of it to be able to tell where the greatest profits can be made, being the means of procuring abundance of wealth and possessions: and thus wealth is very often supposed to consist in the quantity of money which any one possesses, as this is the medium by which all trade is conducted and a fortune made, others again regard it as of no value, as being of none by nature, but arbitrarily made so by compact; so that if those who use it should alter their sentiments, it would be worth nothing, as being of no service for any necessary purpose.
This irritability is, as you know, chiefly directed to political questions.
They were chiefly poetry; and after the first essays in which I tasted the classic poets, they were chiefly the books of the modern poets.
A philosopher fallen to betting is hardly distinguishable from a Philistine under the same circumstances: the difference will chiefly be found in his subsequent reflections, and Lydgate chewed a very disagreeable cud in that way.
These advisers were always drawn from the literary class, and their duties appear to have been chiefly administrative and diplomatic.
For this purpose, they divided the term of his life between them, and each endowed one portion of it with the qualities which chiefly characterized himself.
My heart flooded over with tender pity for these poor sweet women--though perhaps chiefly for my own sad lot in not encountering them,--and I conceived a great comprehensive love-poem to be entitled "The Girls that never can be Mine.