largely

  • 1 largely — largely, greatly, mostly, chiefly, mainly, principally, generally are often interchanged, but they are capable of being used with explicitness even though they basically agree in meaning. Largely stresses quantity or extent; it usually connotes… …

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  • 2 Largely — Large ly, adv. In a large manner. Dryden. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 largely — (adv.) c.1200, liberally, generously, bountifully; also in large measure; abundantly, from LARGE (Cf. large) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning extensively, to a great extent is c.1400 …

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  • 4 largely — [adv] to a great extent abundantly, as a rule, broadly, by and large, chiefly, commodiously, comprehensively, considerably, copiously, expansively, extensively, extravagantly, generally, generously, grandly, immoderately, imposingly, in a big way …

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  • 5 largely — ► ADVERB ▪ on the whole; mostly …

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  • 6 largely — [lärj′lē] adv. 1. much; in great amounts 2. for the most part; mainly …

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  • 7 largely — [[t]lɑ͟ː(r)ʤli[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with v, ADV with cl/group You use largely to say that a statement is not completely true but is mostly true. The fund is largely financed through government borrowing... I largely work with people who… …

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  • 8 largely — large, largely Large is used as an adverb with the verbs bulk and loom and in the phrase by and large. Otherwise largely is the normal adverb and means ‘to a large extent’ (His failure was largely due to laziness) …

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  • 9 largely — /lahrj lee/, adv. 1. to a great extent; in great part; generally; chiefly: The plan depends largely on his willingness to cooperate. That is largely incorrect. 2. in great quantity; much. [1175 1225; ME; see LARGE, LY] * * * …

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  • 10 largely — adverb /ˈlɑrdʒli,ˈlaːdʒ.li,ˈlɑːdʒ.li,ˈlɑɹdʒ.li/ a) In a widespread or large manner. They were largely successful in their efforts. b) For the most part; mainly or chiefly. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what …

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  • 11 largely — adv. Largely is used with these adjectives: ↑absent, ↑academic, ↑accurate, ↑anonymous, ↑autonomous, ↑barren, ↑bogus, ↑ceremonial, ↑complete, ↑composed, ↑concentrated, ↑ …

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  • 12 largely — large|ly W2S3 [ˈla:dʒli US ˈla:r ] adv mostly or mainly ▪ The state of Nevada is largely desert. ▪ It had been a tiring day, largely because of all the tedious waiting …

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  • 13 largely — large|ly [ lardʒli ] adverb *** mainly: Our success is largely due to your efforts. The family moved from a largely rural community to the city …

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  • 14 largely — adverb mostly or mainly: The state of Nevada is largely desert. | Kevin s success is largely due to sheer hard work …

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  • 15 largely */*/*/ — UK [ˈlɑː(r)dʒlɪ] / US [ˈlɑrdʒlɪ] adverb mainly Our success is largely due to your efforts. The family moved from a largely rural community to the city …

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  • 16 largely*/*/ — [ˈlɑːdʒli] adv mainly Our success is largely due to your efforts.[/ex] Her poetry has largely been forgotten.[/ex] …

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  • 17 largely — adverb Date: 13th century in a large manner; especially to a large extent ; mostly, primarily < words largely unknown a decade ago > …

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  • 18 largely — See largely, chiefly …

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  • 19 largely — adverb the population in this district is largely of retirement age Syn: mostly, mainly, to a large/great extent, chiefly, predominantly, primarily, principally, for the most part, in the main; usually, typically, commonly …

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  • 20 largely — adv. to a great extent; principally (is largely due to laziness) …

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