Hypertext Webster Gateway: "generally"

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

Generally \Gen"er*al*ly\, adv.
1. In general; commonly; extensively, though not universally;
most frequently.

2. In a general way, or in general relation; in the main;
upon the whole; comprehensively.

Generally speaking, they live very quietly.

3. Collectively; as a whole; without omissions. [Obs.]

I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered unto
thee. --2 Sam. xvii.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adv 1: usually; as a rule; "by and large it doesn't rain much here"
[syn: {by and large}, {more often than not}, {mostly}]
2: without distinction of one from others; "he is interested in
snakes in general" [syn: {in general}, {in the main}]
[ant: {specifically}]
3: without regard to specific details or exceptions; "he
interprets the law broadly" [syn: {broadly}, {loosely}, {broadly
speaking}] [ant: {narrowly}]

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