precisely

  • 1 precisely — [prē sīs′lē, pri sīs′lē] adv. 1. in a precise manner 2. exactly: Also used as an affirmative reply, equivalent to “I agree” * * * pre·cise·ly (prĭ sīsʹlē) adv. 1. In a precise manner. 2. Used as an intensive: Inferior equipment was precisely the… …

    Universalium

  • 2 precisely — index faithfully Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 precisely — [adv] exactly, just absolutely, accurately, as well, correctly, definitely, even, expressly, for a fact, for sure, just so, literally, no ifs ands or buts*, no mistake*, on the button*, on the money*, on the nose*, plumb, right, sharp, smack*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 precisely — [prē sīs′lē, pri sīs′lē] adv. 1. in a precise manner 2. exactly: Also used as an affirmative reply, equivalent to “I agree” …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 precisely — pre|cise|ly W3S2 [prıˈsaısli] adv 1.) exactly and correctly = ↑exactly ▪ Temperature can be measured precisely. ▪ He arrived at precisely 4 o clock. precisely what/how/where etc ▪ It is difficult to know precisely how much impact the changes will …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 precisely — [[t]prɪsa͟ɪsli[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with v, ADV with cl/group Precisely means accurately and exactly. Nobody knows precisely how many people are still living in the camp... The meeting began at precisely 4.00 p.m... Breakfast television… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 precisely — /prI saIsli/ adverb 1 exactly: precisely what/how/where etc: I won t know precisely what the job involves until I actually start. | Be there at precisely 4 o clock. 2 used to emphasize that a particular thing is completely true or correct: I didn …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 precisely */*/*/ — UK [prɪˈsaɪslɪ] / US adverb 1) exactly At the end of the war we were in precisely the same financial position as before. precisely how/when/what: He knows precisely what we want. 2) clearly Dartman spoke very precisely. 3) used for adding… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 precisely — pre|cise|ly [ prı saısli ] adverb 1. ) exactly: At the end of the war we were in precisely the same financial position as before. precisely how/when/what: He knows precisely what we want. 2. ) clearly: Dartman spoke very precisely. 3. ) used for… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 precisely — adverb 1) at 2 o clock precisely Syn: exactly, sharp, promptly, prompt, dead on, on the stroke of; informal on the button, on the dot, on the nose 2) precisely the kind of man I am looking for Syn: exactly, absolutely …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 11 precisely — adverb 1) at 2 o clock precisely Syn: exactly, sharp, on the dot, promptly, on the stroke of ...; informal bang (on); Brit.; informal spot on; N.Amer.; informal on the button 2) precisely the man I am looking for Syn …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 12 precisely*/ — [prɪˈsaɪsli] adv 1) exactly He knows precisely what we want.[/ex] 2) clearly Dartman spoke very precisely.[/ex] 3) used for adding emphasis to a reason or explanation They have the best medical care precisely because of high taxes.[/ex] 4) spoken …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 13 precisely — adverb Date: 14th century exactly < precisely two o clock > sometimes used as an intensive < was popular precisely because he was so kind > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 precisely — adv. Precisely is used with these adjectives: ↑equal, ↑equivalent, ↑same Precisely is used with these verbs: ↑calculate, ↑coincide, ↑control, ↑correspond, ↑date, ↑define, ↑determine, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 precisely — precise ► ADJECTIVE 1) marked by exactness of expression or detail. 2) very attentive to detail. 3) exact; particular: at that precise moment. DERIVATIVES precisely adverb preciseness noun. USAGE Strictly speaking, pre …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 Precisely — Precise Pre*cise , a. [L. praecisus cut off, brief, concise, p. p. of praecidere to cut off in front, to cut off; prae before + caedere to cut: cf. F. pr[ e]cis. Cf. {Concise}.] 1. Having determinate limitations; exactly or sharply defined or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 precisely — adverb In a precise manner; exactly. Ant: imprecisely …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 precisely — Synonyms and related words: OK, Roger, absolutely, accurately, all right, alright, alrighty, amen, as well, as you say, assuredly, at the gun, aye, bang, by all means, carefully, certainly, concretely, conscientiously, correctly, da, dead,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 precisely — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. correctly, exactly, definitely; see accurately , specifically 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb 1. In an exact manner: even1, exactly, just. See PRECISE, SAME. 2. With precision or absolute conformity: bang, dead,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 precisely — pre cise·ly || prɪ saɪslɪ adv. exactly, accurately; definitely, certainly, surely …

    English contemporary dictionary