What is literally?

  • (adv): In a literal sense.
    Example: "Literally translated"; "he said so literally"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on literally:

Slovene Months - Standard Archaic Names
... jurjevščak 'April', literally 'St ... prvnik 'January', literally 'first'), or other features (e.g ... vetrnik 'March', literally 'windy') ...
Referendums In Germany
... The German referendum system has three types Volksbegehren (literally people's request) is a citizens' initiative - if the government ignores the request it could directly lead into a "Volksentsch ... Note that the term "Bürgerinitiative" (literally citizens' initiative) is used informally for non-partisan local campaign organizations (political action groups) ...
Sveta Trojica, Domžale - Name
... was changed from Vrh Svete Trojice (literally, 'Holy Trinity Peak') to Sveta Trojica (literally, 'Holy Trinity') in 1952 ... The name was changed again to Trojica (literally, 'Trinity') in 1955 ...
Laskowa, Limanowa County - Name
... the village, calling her "wieś Laskowa" literally village of hazel ... adjective, means something related to Polish "laska" literally cane or gal ... Polish "laskowy orzech" literally hazelnut ...
Types of Sanggung
... Bomo sanggung (保姆尙宮) - literally meaning "a nurse sanggung" took care of princes and princesses ... Sinyeo sanggung (侍女尙宮) - literally meaning "a maid-in-waiting sanggung" assists jimil saggung with books and ceremony ... Gamchal sanggung (監察尙宮) - literally meaning "an inspector sanggung" inspected and give the punishment to gungnyeo ...

More definitions of "literally":

  • (adv): (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration.
    Example: "Our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf war"
    Synonyms: virtually

Famous quotes containing the word literally:

    My father, at the death of his father, was but six years of age; and he grew up, literally without education.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911–1978)

    There are a great many of these accusers, and they have been accusing me now for a great many years, and what is more, they approached you at the most impressionable age, when some of you were children or adolescents; and literally won their case by default, because there was no one to defend me.
    Socrates (469–399 B.C.)