Definition of chiefly in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore chieflySUPmost chieflySUF-ly
    1. of, or relating to a chief.
    2. AdverbCOMmore chieflySUPmost chiefly
      1. (focus) especially or primarily; above all.
        1. (focus) mainly or principally; almost entirely.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Again some persons are too right-handed (I question, indeed, whether one-handedness, whether right or left be chiefly employed, does not in all cases involve a loss of power).
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Adverbs
              • Focus adverbs
              • Morphemes
                • Suffixes
                  • Words by suffix
                    • Words suffixed with -ly

              Other Vocabulary

              Look-Alike Words
              1. en thiefly
              2. en chiefs
              3. en briefly
              4. en chilly
              5. en chiefe
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of chiefly for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "chiefly" is an adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a focus adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
              Difficultness: Level 1
              Easy     ➨     Difficult
              Definiteness: Level 4
              Definite    ➨     Versatile