Especially Es*pe"cial*ly, adv. In an especial manner; chiefly; particularly; peculiarly; in an uncommon degree. [1913 Webster]

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  • especially — index a fortiori, particularly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • especially — c.1400, from ESPECIAL (Cf. especial) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • especially — es|pe|cial|ly W1S1 [ıˈspeʃəli] adv 1.) [sentence adverb] used to emphasize that something is more important or happens more with one particular thing than with others = ↑particularly ▪ I never liked long walks, especially in winter. ▪ Art books… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • especially — es|pe|cial|ly [ ı speʃli ] adverb *** 1. ) used when mentioning conditions that make something more relevant, important, or true: PARTICULARLY: It was a very cold house, especially in the winter. especially because/since: He did not want to upset …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • especially — /I speSFli/ also specially spoken adverb 1 (sentence adverb) used to emphasize that something is more important or happens more with one particular thing than with others: Crime is growing at a rapid rate, especially in urban areas. 2 (+ adj/adv) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • especially — [[t]ɪspe̱ʃ(ə)li[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADV: ADV with cl/group (emphasis) You use especially to emphasize that what you are saying applies more to one person, thing, or area than to any others. Millions of wild flowers colour the valleys, especially in April… …   English dictionary

  • especially — adverb Date: 15th century 1. specially 1 2. a. in particular ; particularly < food seems cheaper, especially meats > b. for a particular purpose < built especially for research > 3. used as an intensive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • especially — /i spesh euh lee/, adv. particularly; exceptionally; markedly: Be especially watchful. [1350 1400; ME; see ESPECIAL, LY] Syn. signally, notably; mainly. ESPECIALLY, CHIEFLY, PARTICULARLY, PRINCIPALLY refer to those cases that seem to be… …   Universalium

  • especially —  , specially  Specially means for a specific purpose or occasion, as in a specially designed wedding dress. Especially means particularly or exceptionally, as in an especially talented singer. A simple guide is to ask yourself whether you could… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • especially — adverb 1) complaints poured in, especially from Toronto Syn: mainly, mostly, chiefly, principally, largely; substantially, particularly, primarily, generally, usually, typically 2) a committee especially for the purpose Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

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