• IPA: /d͡ʒɛnɹəliː/


  1. Popularly or widely.
    It is generally known that the Earth is round.
  2. As a rule; usually.
    I generally have a walk in the afternoon.
    • 1661, John Fell (bishop), The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond ↗
      During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant […]
  3. Without reference to specific details.
    Generally speaking …
  4. (obsolete) Collectively; as a whole; without omissions.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, 2 Samuel 17:11 ↗:
      I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered unto thee.
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