Hypertext Webster Gateway: "chiefly"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Chiefly \Chief"ly\, adv.
1. In the first place; principally; pre["e]minently; above;

Search through this garden; leave unsearched no
nook; But chiefly where those two fair creatures
lodge. --Milton.

2. For the most part; mostly.

Those parts of the kingdom where the . . . estates
of the dissenters chiefly lay. --Swift.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adv : for the most part; "he is mainly interested in butterflies"
[syn: {principally}, {primarily}, {mainly}, {in the

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