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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.
2. usually, commonly, typically, regularly, normally, on average, on the whole, for the most part, almost always, in most cases, by and large, ordinarily, as a rule, habitually, conventionally, customarily As women we generally say and feel too much about these things.
usually rarely, occasionally, unusually
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
References in classic literature ?
In the present book, it should perhaps be added, the word Literature is generally interpreted in the strict sense, as including only writing of permanent significance and beauty.
It aims largely to interest and delight, to throw over life a pleasing glamor; it generally deals with love or heroic adventure; and it generally locates its scenes and characters in distant times and places, where it can work unhampered by our consciousness of the humdrum actualities of our daily experience.
The women are equally expert with the men in managing the canoe, and generally take the helm.
The former, continually on horseback scouring the plains, gaining their food by hardy exercise, and subsisting chiefly on flesh, are generally tall, sinewy, meagre, but well formed, and of bold and fierce deportment: the latter, lounging about the river banks, or squatting and curved up in their canoes, are generally low in stature, ill-shaped, with crooked legs, thick ankles, and broad flat feet.
For, after a long series of military successes, or diligent and skilful labours, it is generally found that the more intelligent among the Artisan and Soldier classes manifest a slight increase of their third side or base, and a shrinkage of the two other sides.
It is generally found possible -- by a little artificial compression or expansion on the part of the State physicians -- to make some of the more intelligent leaders of a rebellion perfectly Regular, and to admit them at once into the privileged classes; a much larger number, who are still below the standard, allured by the prospect of being ultimately ennobled, are induced to enter the State Hospitals, where they are kept in honourable confinement for life; one or two alone of the more obstinate, foolish, and hopelessly irregular are led to execution.
And irresolute princes, to avoid present dangers, generally follow the neutral path, and are generally ruined.
In some of the larger towns there are artels of a much more complex kind-- permanent associations, possessing large capital, and pecuniarily responsible for the acts of the individual members." The word "artel," despite its apparent similarity, has, Mr Aylmer Maude assures me, no connection with "ars" or "arte." Its root is that of the verb "rotisya," to bind oneself by an oath; and it is generally admitted to be only another form of "rota," which now signifies a "regimental company." In both words the underlying idea is that of a body of men united by an oath.
As writers of travels among barbarous communities are generally very diffuse on these subjects, he deems it right to advert to what may be considered a culpable omission.
They seldom have floors, and never glazed windows; but are generally pretty well roofed.
Hence, also, we can see that when a plant or animal is placed in a new country amongst new competitors, though the climate may be exactly the same as in its former home, yet the conditions of its life will generally be changed in an essential manner.
First, that men mark when they hit, and never mark when they miss; as they do generally also of dreams.

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