Definition of exactly in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore exactlySUPmost exactlyPREexa-SUF-ly
    1. (manner) without approximation; precisely.
      1. Measure exactly so we can be sure it is right.
      2. The edge is not exactly straight.
    2. (focus) Used to provide emphasis.
      1. It was exactly an Eastern gray squirrel.
      2. He divided the coins exactly in half.
      3. He did it that way exactly to prove the point.
      4. His complaint was exactly that she failed to meet the deadline by four days.
  • Interjection
    1. Signifies agreement or recognition.
      1. So you're saying that we have only three days left? / Yes, exactly!
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Which is exactly what I wanted because Mi-jami was chock a block full of smokin' hot 'ricans and Cubans and Caucasians and, well, men in general all ripe for the picking.
      • The taxbite on an income of $6498 in 1969, if tax rates had been exactly the same as in 1965
      • It took them hours to root out exactly where the water was coming in.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Exactly the same procedure can be followed for each-way bets; however, you may not receive the quarter of the win-odds for a place.
    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • the picture does not agree with the original; the two scales agree exactly.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Focus adverbs
        • Manner adverbs
        • Interjections
          • Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -ly

          Other Vocabulary

          Look-Alike Words
          1. en exackly
          2. en exacter
          3. en exactor
          4. en exacts
          5. fr exacts
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of exactly for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "exactly" is an adverb, more specifically, a focus adverb and a manner adverb. It's also an interjection. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
          Difficultness: Level 1
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 6
          Definite    ➨     Versatile