from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Popularly; widely: generally known.
- adv. As a rule; usually: The child generally has little to say.
- adv. For the most part: a generally boring speech.
- adv. Without reference to particular instances or details; not specifically: generally speaking.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Popularly or widely.
- adv. As a rule; usually.
- adv. Without reference to specific details.
- adv. collectively; as a whole; without omissions
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In general; commonly; extensively, though not universally; most frequently.
- adv. In a general way, or in general relation; in the main; upon the whole; comprehensively.
- adv. Collectively; as a whole; without omissions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a general or universal manner; with respect to all the individuals of a class.
- All taken together; collectively; in a body.
- In general; commonly though not universally; most frequently; in most cases.
- In the main; without detail; upon the whole.
- Synonyms Usually, ordinarily, mainly, principally, chiefly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. without regard to specific details or exceptions
- adv. usually; as a rule
- adv. without distinction of one from others
general + -ly (Wiktionary)