commonly

[kom-uhn-lee]

adverb

often; frequently: commonly used words.
usually; generally; ordinarily.
in a common manner.

Nearby words

  1. commonage,
  2. commonality,
  3. commonalty,
  4. commoner,
  5. commonhold,
  6. commonplace,
  7. commonplace book,
  8. commons,
  9. commons, house of,
  10. commonsensical

Origin of commonly

1250–1300; Middle English communeli(che). See common, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for commonly

commonly

adverb

usually; ordinarilyhe was commonly known as Joe
derogatory in a coarse or vulgar wayshe dresses commonly
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Word Origin and History for commonly

commonly

adv.

c.1300, "in a way common to all," also "common to all;" also "usually," from common (adj.) + -ly (2).

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