- 1 [sentence adverb] In most cases; usually: the term of a lease is generally 99 yearsMore example sentences
normally, in general, as a (general) rule, in the general run of things, by and large, more often than not, almost always, in the main, mainly, mostly, for the most part, in most cases, most of the time, predominantly, on the whole; usually, habitually, customarily, standardly, routinely, regularly, typically, ordinarily, commonly, conventionally, traditionally, historically
- A person with normal hearing can generally separate the speech from the background sounds.
- Customers in Britain generally get a good deal for their money when it comes to car insurance.
- Over a normal seven-day week it generally receives up to five million customers.
- 2In general terms; without regard to particulars or exceptions: a decade when France was moving generally to the left [as sentence adverb]: generally speaking, things have been getting betterMore example sentences
- I know they vary over the long term but that is generally a decline over years.
- So far we have been looking at media rather generally in terms of communication options.
- Nor, generally speaking, will the customer's bank be in breach of its duty of performance.
- 3By or to most people; widely: the best scheme is generally reckoned to be the Canadian oneMore example sentences
- It is generally agreed that other schemes that can be used to shelter property will not survive.
- There is no generally accepted comprehensive definition of a portolan chart.
- In the USA black puddings are not generally popular, but are eaten by some ethnic groups.