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Webster 1913 Edition


Specially

Spe′cial-ly

,
adv.
1.
In a special manner; particularly; especially.
Chaucer.
2.
For a particular purpose;
as, a meeting of the legislature is
specially
summoned
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Specially

SPECIALLY

, adv.
1.
Particularly; in a manner beyond what is common, or out of the ordinary course. Every signal deliverance form danger ought to be specially noticed as a divine interposition.
2.
For a particular purpose. A meeting of the legislature is specially summoned.
3.
Chiefly; specially.

Definition 2022


specially

specially

See also: 'specially

English

Adverb

specially (not comparable)

  1. For a special purpose.
    We had this cake made specially for your birthday.
  2. (proscribed) extremely
    She's specially good at running.
  3. (proscribed) in particular
    I love all animals, specially cute furry ones.

Usage notes

  • Senses 2 and 3 are non-standard; in such cases, especially is far more common, and considered correct.

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