chiefly








adverb

  1. primarily; essentially: He phoned chiefly to let us know he was feeling better.
  2. mainly; mostly: This dish consists chiefly of noodles.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or like a chief: his chiefly responsibilities.

adverb

  1. especially or essentially; above all
  2. in general; mainly; mostly

adjective

  1. of or relating to a chief or chieftain
adv.

“pre-eminently,” mid-14c., from chief + -ly (2). Adjectival meaning “pertaining to a chief” is from 1870 (from -ly (1)).

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