Definition of mostly in English:


Line breaks: most¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈməʊs(t)li


1As regards the greater part or number: the culprits are mostly, but not exclusively, male
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  • The bottom was mostly composed of thick black silt, and the carp happily fed in this.
  • They mostly looked sad and bored, and seemed to regard the security woman with pity.
  • The lake bed is mostly clean gravel, picked over by the numerous bottom feeding fish.
1.1Usually; generally: I made some good friends, but mostly met closed-minded people
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  • Mr. Odd lived with his mother, who mostly kept to herself.
  • In terms of crime control, prison cells spent on people past the age of forty are mostly wasted.
  • He has already spent 16 months in jail, mostly in solitary confinement.

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