eventually

[ ih-ven-choo-uh-lee ]
/ ɪˈvɛn tʃu ə li /

adverb

finally; ultimately; at some later time: Eventually we will own the house free and clear.

Nearby words

  1. eventing,
  2. eventration,
  3. eventration of diaphragm,
  4. eventual,
  5. eventuality,
  6. eventuate,
  7. eventus,
  8. ever,
  9. ever and again,
  10. everbearing

Origin of eventually

First recorded in 1650–60; eventual + -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for eventually

eventually

/ (ɪˈvɛntʃʊəlɪ) /

adverb

at the very end; finally
(as sentence modifier) after a long time or long delayeventually, he arrived
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Word Origin and History for eventually

eventually

"ultimately," 1670s, from eventual + -ly (2).

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