largely

[ lahrj-lee ]
/ ˈlɑrdʒ li /

adverb

to a great extent; in great part; generally; chiefly: The plan depends largely on his willingness to cooperate. That is largely incorrect.
in great quantity; much.

Nearby words

  1. large-minded,
  2. large-print,
  3. large-scale,
  4. large-scale integration,
  5. largehearted,
  6. largemouth bass,
  7. largen,
  8. largeness,
  9. larger,
  10. larger-than-life

Origin of largely

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at large, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for largely

largely

/ (ˈlɑːdʒlɪ) /

adverb

principally; to a great extent
on a large scale or in a large manner
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Word Origin and History for largely

largely

adv.

c.1200, "liberally, generously, bountifully;" also "in large measure; abundantly," from large + -ly (2). Meaning "extensively, to a great extent" is c.1400.

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