from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In an effective way.
  • adv. For all practical purposes; in effect: Though a few rebels still held out, the fighting was effectively ended.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an efficient or effective manner; with powerful effect.
  • adv. Essentially; for all practical purposes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With effect; powerfully; completely; thoroughly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With effect; powerfully; with real operation; completely; thoroughly.
  • Actually; in fact.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an effective manner
  • adv. in actuality or reality or fact


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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