Preferably
Preferably Pref"er*a*bly, adv. In preference; by choice. [1913 Webster]

To choose Plautus preferably to Terence. --Dennis. [1913 Webster]


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  • preferably — ► ADVERB ▪ ideally; if possible …   English terms dictionary

  • preferably — pref|er|a|bly [ pref(ə)rəbli ] adverb * used for saying what someone would like or prefer: She wants to retire, preferably before she s fifty. When we move I d like to get a pet, preferably a dog …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • preferably */ — UK [ˈpref(ə)rəblɪ] / US adverb used for saying what someone would like or prefer She wants to retire, preferably before she s fifty. When we move I d like to get a pet, preferably a dog …   English dictionary

  • preferably — pref|e|ra|bly [ˈprefərəbli] adv used in order to show which person, thing, place, or idea you think would be the best choice ▪ Students must take two years of a foreign language, preferably Spanish …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • preferably — adverb we d like a table by the window, preferably nonsmoking Syn: ideally, if possible, for preference, from choice …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • preferably — [ˈpref(ə)rəbli] adv used for saying what would be best in a particular situation even if it is not possible The successful candidate should have a degree, preferably in a foreign language.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • preferably — adverb more readily or willingly (Freq. 4) clean it well, preferably with warm water I d rather be in Philadelphia I d sooner die than give up • Syn: ↑sooner, ↑rather …   Useful english dictionary

  • preferably — adverb see preferable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preferably — See preferability. * * * …   Universalium

  • preferably — adverb In preference; by choice; in a preferable manner …   Wiktionary

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